Monday, March 14, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 33-33 and a road record of 14-17. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Dallas is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-19. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 37-28 and a home record of 25-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of 2.4. Charlotte has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 23-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.2 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dallas averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Charlotte averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 12.9 per game. The Hornets allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Hornets force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 99.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 94.4 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 34% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hornets score 106.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 121.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.8 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 95.7 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 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 33-32-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-32-2 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-29-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 31-32-2 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/01/16 F Spencer Hawes Back out indefinitely
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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