Sunday, January 24, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, January 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 25-20 and a road record of 12-12. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0 as they are averaging 101.1 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 23-22 and a home record of 14-11. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -1.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 30.8 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 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.9 points per game in 33 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%.
James Harden averages 27.6 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Dallas averages 101.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.1 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 15th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Houston averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.5 per game. The Rockets allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-18-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 18-25-2 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 18-27-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 23-20-2 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/23/16 C Dwight Howard Ankle expected to miss Sunday vs. Dallas
01/22/16 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle "?" Sunday vs Dallas
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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