Denver Nuggets at Philadelphia 76ers Expert NBA Picks 2/8/2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Denver Nuggets head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, February 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 37-17. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 112.0 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 34-20. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 115.3 points per contest and give up 112.1, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 29-24-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 27-26-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 25-29-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-25-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
02/06/19 G Gary Harris Groin is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
02/06/19 F Paul Millsap Ankle is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Mike Scott Acquired is questionable Friday vs Denver
02/07/19 C Boban Marjanovic Acquired is questionable Friday vs Denver
02/06/19 G JJ Redick Stomach is questionable Friday vs Denver
02/06/19 SF Tobias Harris Acquired is questionable Friday vs Denver
Jamal Murray comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Nikola Jokic averages 20.2 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 7.7 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Ben Simmons scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 8.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Joel Embiid averages 27.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 112.0 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 27.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 107.1 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 4th in the NBA with 115.3 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.22. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.1 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 27.4. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The 76ers give up 112.1 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Denver is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Philadelphia is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The 76ers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +4.5
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