Monday, December 28, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 12-19 and a road record of 3-13. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.9 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 17-13 and a home record of 8-5. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 101.4, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.4 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% 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%.
Milwaukee averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Dallas averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-13-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 18-12-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/27/15 F John Henson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Dallas
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
12/06/15 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/27/15 PG Deron Williams Hamstring doubtful Monday vs. Milwaukee
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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