Saturday, December 12, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 9-11 and a road record of 5-4. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 101 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 13-10 and a home record of 5-4. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of 0.8.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 19.8 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Deron Williams averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Washington averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Dallas averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 13.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-9-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 10-12-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/11/15 F Drew Gooden Calf out indefinitely
12/10/15 F Kris Humphries Ankle "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
11/30/15 F Nene Calf out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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