Friday, November 25, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, November 25, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 2-12. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.1 as they are averaging 91.6 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 11-2. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.8 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of 7.4.
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Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Harrison Barnes averages 21.2 points per game in 37.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Lebron James averages 23.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 9.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dallas averages 91.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 17.3 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 99.8 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 24th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Cleveland averages 110.8 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 56 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 97.6 and a defensive rating of 106.2. In terms of pace they average 92.5 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 35% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 113.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 4-10-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-7-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/22/16 C Andrew Bogut Calf "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
11/22/16 PG Deron Williams Calf "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
11/22/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
10/26/16 PG Devin Harris Toe expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/22/16 G Dahntay Jones Facial injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -14.5
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