Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 8-21. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 94.2 points per game while giving up 100.0 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 21-8. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.9 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of 8.3.
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J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.4 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Chris Paul averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. DeAndre Jordan averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 13 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Dallas averages 94.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 109.9 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 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 4th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 7th with 12.7 per game. The Clippers allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Clippers force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 102.6 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 91.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 113.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 96.3 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 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-16-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-10-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/22/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Achilles injured last game, doubtful Friday vs. LA Clippers
12/22/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles injured last game, "?" Friday vs. LA Clippers
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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