Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 8 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 21-27. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 38-11. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 98.9, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per contest 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 15.4 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Denver averages 110.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 56.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.5 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 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
San Antonio averages 107.3 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 111.6 and a defensive rating of 112.8. 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 31% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 112.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 25-22-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 34-13-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-20-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-19-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/02/17 F Danilo Gallinari Groin injured last game, doubtful Friday vs. Milwaukee
02/02/17 C Nikola Jokic Hip "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
02/02/17 F Will Barton Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Milwaukee
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/03/17 F LaMarcus Aldridge Knee "?" Saturday vs. Denver
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -8
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