Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Dallas Mavericks travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 3-13. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.9 as they are averaging 91.5 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 10-8. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 1.9.
J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.8 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Nicolas Batum averages 13.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kemba Walker averages 24.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Dallas averages 91.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Charlotte averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 11.8 per game. The Hornets allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 97.8 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 92.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 106.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 97.3 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 34% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 5-11-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/30/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles expected to miss Wednesday vs. San Antonio & Thursday vs. Charlotte
11/29/16 PG Deron Williams Calf probable Wednesday vs. San Antonio
11/29/16 PG Devin Harris Toe "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/30/16 G Jeremy Lamb Knee "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
11/26/16 F Marvin Williams Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -11.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks