Friday, December 18, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 14-13 and a road record of 6-7. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 96.2 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 14-12 and a home record of 6-5. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of 0.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 13.5 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Deron Williams averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Memphis averages 96.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Dallas averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-15-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-13-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-11-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-14-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/17/15 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Friday vs. Dallas
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/17/15 F Chandler Parsons Knee injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Memphis
12/17/15 PG Devin Harris Hamstring injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Memphis
12/17/15 G John Jenkins Concussion "?" Friday vs. Memphis
12/17/15 G Wesley Matthews Shoulder injured last game, probable Friday vs. Memphis
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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