Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 2-7. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 94.9 points per game while giving up 101.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 5-5. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 108.1, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Harrison Barnes averages 22.3 points per game in 37.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 26.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Al Horford averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Dallas averages 94.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 48 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Boston averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 10th with 12.9 per game. The Celtics allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Celtics force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 99.9 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 110.5 and they have a defensive rating of 110.7. They get 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 3-6-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/15/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
11/12/16 PG Deron Williams Calf expected to miss next 2 games
10/26/16 PG Devin Harris Toe expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/15/16 C Al Horford Concussion "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
11/03/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston +4
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