Saturday, January 28, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Denver Nuggets head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 1 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 20-25. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 15-31. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 111.8, good for a point differential of -5.3.
Wilson Chandler comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Danilo Gallinari averages 17 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 21 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Denver averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 56.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Suns force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 111.5 and a defensive rating of 112.5. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 24-20-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 31-13-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 24-20-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 29-16-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/27/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Phoenix
01/27/17 C Nikola Jokic Hip injured last game, expected to miss Saturday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -1
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