Friday, January 29, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, January 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 12-34 and a road record of 4-16. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.5 as they are averaging 95.6 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. Brooklyn is 4-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 8-21. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 26-22 and a home record of 13-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 101.7, good for a point differential of -0.6. Dallas has a division record of 4-7 and a conference record of 17-13. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.2 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Brooklyn averages 95.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15 per game. The Nets allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Dallas averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.7 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 16th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Nets average 95.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 100.5 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 20% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Mavericks score 104 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.6 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 22-23-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-25-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-21-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-26-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/28/16 PG Devin Harris Toe "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
01/28/16 C Zaza Pachulia Achilles "?" Friday vs. Brooklyn
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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