Friday, February 3, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, February 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 21-27. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 21-27. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.2 points per game and surrendering 111.5, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.1 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Wilson Chandler averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Danilo Gallinari averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Milwaukee averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.2 per game. The Bucks allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Denver averages 110.2 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd 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 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 56.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets 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 statistics. 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. The Nuggets force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 95.3 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 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 111.6 and they have a defensive rating of 112.8. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-29-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-18-1 against the over/under
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
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
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
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -1
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