Thursday, February 23, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Denver Nuggets head to Sleep Train Arena to take on the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 25-31. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 110.6 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 24-33. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.0 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Wilson Chandler comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.3 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Darren Collison averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Denver averages 110.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.18 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Sacramento averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.72 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Kings force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 112.2 and a defensive rating of 113.4. In terms of pace they average 98.1 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 32% 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 Kings rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 110.6. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.6 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 29-26-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 38-17-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 30-27-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 25-32-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/22/17 F Danilo Gallinari Groin is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Thursday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 F Kenneth Faried Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 F Wilson Chandler Illness is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Sacramento
Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/22/17 G Arron Afflalo Hamstring injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Denver
02/22/17 PG Ty Lawson Side "?" Thursday vs. Denver
02/22/17 G Buddy Hield Acquired "?" Thursday vs. Denver
02/22/17 G Tyreke Evans Acquired "?" Thursday vs. Denver
02/22/17 G Langston Galloway Acquired "?" Thursday vs. Denver
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
02/01/17 G Garrett Temple Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -5.5
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