Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks Against the Spread 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 7 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 32-17. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 3.8 as they average 115.7 points per contest while giving up 111.9 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 31-15. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 111.2 points per contest and give up 106.4, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-26-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-21-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 25-21-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 23-23-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/24/19 G Jimmy Butler Wrist is questionable Saturday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. Joel Embiid averages 27.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 13.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jamal Murray averages 18.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Nikola Jokic averages 19.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 115.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.6 rebounds per game and 27.5 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.3 per game. The 76ers allow 111.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 18th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 27.3. The Nuggets are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Nuggets surrender 106.4 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets were 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game last season.
The 76ers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 11th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Denver is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 13th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 15th 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 76ers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +7
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