Saturday, January 7, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 14-22. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 21-16. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wilson Chandler averages 16 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Russell Westbrook averages 31.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 10.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Steven Adams averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Denver averages 108.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 56.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 22nd with 14.9 per game. The Thunder allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 112.7. In terms of pace they average 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 18-18-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 25-10-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-17-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 14-21-2 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/06/17 F Kenneth Faried Back "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
01/06/17 C Steven Adams Calf injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Denver
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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