Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 4-17. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.2 as they are averaging 92.1 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 15-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 112.2 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of 5.3.
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Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. J.J. Barea averages 16.3 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 96%.
James Harden averages 28.5 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 11.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Eric Gordon averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dallas averages 92.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.1 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Houston averages 112.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 16.3 per game. The Rockets allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 98.9 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 92.3 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 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-13-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 15-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/08/16 G Seth Curry Knee "?" Friday vs. Indiana
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/04/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles out indefinitely
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -3
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