Blazers at Nuggets NBA Game Picks 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
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The Portland Blazers head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Denver as 6 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 26-17. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 111.9 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 28-12. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 110.7 points per contest and give up 105.4, which is a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 21-21-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 18-24-0 against the over/under this year
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 23-17-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 18-22-0 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/11/19 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is questionable Sunday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
01/12/19 F Trey Lyles Wrist is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
01/10/19 G Gary Harris Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
CJ McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.1 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Damian Lillard averages 25.8 points per contest in 35.2 minutes per game. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Jamal Murray scores 18.5 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Nikola Jokic averages 19.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.2 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 111.9 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 48.4 boards per contest and 22.0 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 109.7 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 18th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.33. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.3 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 27.4. The Nuggets are 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Nuggets give up 105.4 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 12th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Portland is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Denver is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 10th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +6
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