Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 34-33 and a road record of 15-17. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 102.8 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 Cavaliers have an overall record of 47-19 and a home record of 27-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of 6.2. Cleveland has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 27-12. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 31.1 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 12.1 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%.
LeBron James averages 24.9 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dallas averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 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 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Cleveland averages 103.6 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 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 8th in the NBA. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 100.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 94.5 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 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers score 106 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.8 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110.4 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-32-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-33-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 30-34-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-34-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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