Wednesday, December 30, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The Golden State Warriors travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.5.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 29-1 and a road record of 14-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 114.8 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 18-13 and a home record of 9-5. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 30.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 19.6 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Deron Williams averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Golden State averages 114.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 28.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.1 per game. The Warriors allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Dallas averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 13.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 19-10-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 18-12-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-12-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/29/15 C Festus Ezeli Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
12/29/15 F Harrison Barnes Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Dallas
12/29/15 G Leandro Barbosa Shoulder is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Dallas
12/29/15 PG Stephen Curry Leg probable Wednesday vs. Dallas
10/29/15 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/28/15 PG Deron Williams Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Golden State
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State
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