Sunday, December 6, 2015
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The opening line for this game has Washington as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 6-6. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 8-9 and a home record of 4-5. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.9 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of -4.2.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Deron Williams averages 15.2 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
John Wall averages 18.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Bradley Beal averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dallas averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Washington averages 99.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 29th with 17.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-11-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 10-7-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/05/15 F Dirk Nowitzki Hip probable Sunday vs. Washington
12/05/15 PG Jose Juan Barea Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Washington
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/05/15 F Drew Gooden Calf "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/05/15 F Kris Humphries Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/03/15 C Marcin Gortat Personal out indefinitely
11/30/15 F Nene Calf out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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