Thursday, October 29, 2015
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5. The Clippers are coming off a 111-104 victory over the Kings and the Mavs are coming off a 111-95 victory over Phoenix.
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Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 11 points per game so far this season for the Mavericks after 1 game. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50%. Deron Williams averages 12 points per game this season. He also averages 7 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year.
Blake Griffin averages 33 points per game this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 70%. Chris Paul averages 18 points per game this season. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 11 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43%.
Dallas averages 111 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 16 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 48% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 55 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 8 per game. The Mavericks allow 95 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 65 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 111 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 49 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 16th with 15 per game. The Clippers allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 46% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 59 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Clippers force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/29/15 F Chandler Parsons Knee expected to miss Thursday vs. LA Clippers
10/29/15 PG Deron Williams Knee injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. LA Clippers
10/26/15 C JaVale McGee Leg out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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