Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 7-4 and a road record of 4-2. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 6-4 and a home record of 3-3. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 95.9, good for a point differential of 6.6.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Deron Williams averages 12.7 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Marcus Smart averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Dallas averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.1 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Boston averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 24th with 16.5 per game. The Celtics allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Celtics force 19.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 4-6-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-6-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/26/15 C JaVale McGee Leg out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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