Sunday, October 30, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -8 as they are averaging 110 points per game while giving up 118 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 1-1. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 110 points per game and surrendering 109, good for a point differential of 1.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 38 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Harrison Barnes averages 25 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
James Harden averages 30 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 12.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Ryan Anderson averages 9.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40%.
Dallas averages 109.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.5 per game. The Mavericks allow 118 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 49% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Houston averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 26th with 17 per game. The Rockets allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Rockets force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 113.2. In terms of pace they average 99 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 113.1 and they have a defensive rating of 112.1. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 15.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/29/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Illness "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/26/16 PG Devin Harris Toe expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Houston Rockets Injuries
10/21/16 PG Patrick Beverley Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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