Monday, January 18, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, January 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 22-19 and a road record of 11-9. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 23-18 and a home record of 11-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 14.3 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Boston averages 103.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.6 per game. The Celtics allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Dallas averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 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 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 22-18-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 19-21-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-17-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-24-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/17/16 PG Devin Harris Foot is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. San Antonio
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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