Saturday, November 7, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 0-4 and a road record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -14.2 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 115 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 2-3 and a home record of 0-2. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.4 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of -3.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Ryan Anderson averages 15.8 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 16.8 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Deron Williams averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
New Orleans averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -14.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15 per game. The Pelicans allow 115 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Dallas averages 97.4 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 12.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 59.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Mavericks force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 0-4-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 1-2-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-3-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Luke Babbitt Shoulder injured last game, probable Friday vs. Atlanta
11/05/15 C Omer Asik Calf "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
10/26/15 PG Norris Cole Ankle out indefinitely
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Tyreke Evans Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/26/15 C JaVale McGee Leg out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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