Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 15-12 and a road record of 8-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 100.7 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 8-20 and a home record of 6-8. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of -6.6.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Deron Williams averages 15.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jarrett Jack averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dallas averages 100.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Brooklyn averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 21st with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nets force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-11-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-15-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 16-12-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-16-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/21/15 PG Devin Harris Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/16/15 PG Shane Larkin Concussion out indefinitely
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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