Thursday, January 26, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 7 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 15-30. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 19-25. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.7 points per game and surrendering 110.9, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Devin Booker averages 20.6 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Wilson Chandler averages 15.9 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.8 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 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Phoenix averages 106.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 15.9 per game. The Suns allow 111.5 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 categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Denver averages 109.7 points per game this year which ranks them 4th 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 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 56.4 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 110.9 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 statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Nuggets force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 111.1. In terms of pace they average 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 111 and they have a defensive rating of 112.2. 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 10.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 24-20-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 28-16-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 24-20-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 30-13-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/25/17 F Jared Dudley Illness "?" Thursday vs. Denver
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/25/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back "?" Thursday vs. Phoenix
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -7
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