Tuesday, January 12, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 26-9 and a road record of 11-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 95.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 22-16 and a home record of 11-6. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 0.8.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Kevin Love averages 16.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Cleveland averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Dallas averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th 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 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15-19-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 16-19-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-16-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-22-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/11/16 PG Deron Williams Elbow probable Tuesday vs. Cleveland
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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