Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 28-24 and a road record of 13-15. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. Dallas is 4-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-13. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 29-20 and a home record of 19-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 99, good for a point differential of -1.3. Memphis has a division record of 6-4 and a conference record of 16-13. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
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 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Mike Conley averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dallas averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 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 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Memphis averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 98.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 92.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 104.8 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Grizzlies score 99.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.1 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 104.2 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-23-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-29-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-24-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-22-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/05/16 PG Deron Williams Hip is upgraded to probable Friday vs. San Antonio
02/04/16 PG Devin Harris Toe expected to miss Friday vs. San Antonio
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/04/16 F Matt Barnes Hamstring "?" Friday vs. New York
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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