Sunday, April 10, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 41-38 and a road record of 18-21. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Dallas is 7-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-23. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 51-28 and a home record of 27-12. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 4.1. Los Angeles has a division record of 9-6 and a conference record of 29-20. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.5 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Chris Paul averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Dallas averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.9 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 15th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 100.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 93 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Clippers score 104.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.4 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 43-35-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 37-40-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 38-37-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-44-3 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/28/16 PG Deron Williams Abdominal out indefinitely
03/22/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
03/17/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder out for season
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
04/09/16 G Austin Rivers Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. Dallas
04/09/16 G Wesley Johnson Foot doubtful Sunday vs. Dallas
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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