Friday, December 4, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, December 4, 2015. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 8-11 and a road record of 3-4. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 11-8 and a home record of 5-2. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 0.3.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29.5 points per game while playing 39.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 12.9 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Deron Williams averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Houston averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 16.5 per game. The Rockets allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Dallas averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13.7 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 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 5-14-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 8-9-2 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-7-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-10-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/03/15 C Dwight Howard Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Dallas
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/03/15 PG Jose Juan Barea Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Houston
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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