Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -4
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (17-7, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) host the Denver Nuggets (14-7, 1st in the Northwest Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Denver opens this matchup as 4 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 207.5.
The Nuggets are covering the spread 45.0% of the time, having gone 9-11-1 ATS. Philadelphia covers the spread 47.8% of the time, going 11-12-1 against the spread.
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/8/2019 Jonah Bolden PF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Dec 10
12/8/2019 Zhaire Smith SG Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 10
12/7/2019 Josh Richardson SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 10
Jamal Murray comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.1 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tobias Harris scores 19.2 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Joel Embiid averages 21.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 106.5 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.9 per game. The Nuggets allow 101.9 points per contest, which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 16th in the NBA with 110.2 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6.21. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 27.0. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.5. The 76ers give up 104.0 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.4 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 39.4 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Denver is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA. The 76ers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 4th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -4
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