Saturday, January 2, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 10-22 and a road record of 3-15. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 19-13 and a home record of 10-5. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.8 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.9 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%.
New Orleans averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Dallas averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 13.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.8 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 13th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-20-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-18-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-12-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-17-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/01/16 PG Deron Williams Hamstring is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Miami
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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