Friday, January 1, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Friday, January 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 19-13 and a road record of 9-8. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 18-13 and a home record of 13-7. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97 points per game and surrendering 95.5, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Deron Williams averages 14.8 points per game in 32.7 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 93%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Chris Bosh averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dallas averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Miami averages 97 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 6th with 14 per game. The Heat allow 95.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Heat force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-12-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-17-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 14-16-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 10-21-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/31/15 PG Deron Williams Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Miami
Miami Heat Injuries
12/31/15 F Justise Winslow Ankle "?" Friday vs. Dallas
12/28/15 F Josh McRoberts Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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