Monday, December 5, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 11-9. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 4-15. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 91.8 points per game and surrendering 98.9, good for a point differential of -7.1.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Nicolas Batum averages 13.4 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20.4 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. J.J. Barea averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.8 per game. The Hornets allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Dallas averages 91.8 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 9th with 12.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they average 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 98.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 91.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-10-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/26/16 F Marvin Williams Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/04/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles out indefinitely
12/04/16 G Seth Curry Knee "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +5
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