Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Tips 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
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Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets (5-2, 1st in the Northwest Division) play the Philadelphia 76ers (5-2, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) at Pepsi Center on Friday, November 8, 2019. Philadelphia opens this contest as 5.5 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 224.
The 76ers are covering the spread 66.7% of the time, having gone 4-2-1 ATS. Denver is covering 50.0% of the time, going 3-3-1 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/6/2019 Ben Simmons PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
10/29/2019 Shake Milton SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/5/2019 Paul Millsap PF Face Game Time Decision
11/5/2019 Gary Harris SG Ankle Game Time Decision
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Joel Embiid averages 24.3 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jamal Murray averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Nikola Jokic averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 112.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 18.6 per game. The 76ers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 24th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Nuggets are 21st in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Nuggets surrender 101.1 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Philadelphia is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Denver is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league. The Nuggets are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -5.5
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