Friday, January 15, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, January 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 22-18 and a road record of 11-11. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 22-15 and a home record of 16-6. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.9 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jimmy Butler averages 22.2 points per game while playing 38 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Dallas averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.5 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Chicago averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 58.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 17th with 14.8 per game. The Bulls allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 23-17-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-23-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 15-22-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 18-19-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/14/16 PG Devin Harris Foot injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Chicago
01/14/16 C Zaza Pachulia Achilles "?" Friday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/14/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder probable Thursday vs. Philadelphia
01/13/16 PG Derrick Rose Knee injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
01/13/16 G Jimmy Butler Ankle probable Thursday vs. Philadelphia
01/13/16 F Pau Gasol Shoulder is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Philadelphia
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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