Friday, January 8, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 21-15 and a road record of 10-9. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 101.3 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 14-23 and a home record of 9-7. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 104, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 13.2 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Khris Middleton averages 16.6 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Dallas averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 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 8th in the NBA. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 21st with 15 per game. The Bucks allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-15-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-20-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-19-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-15-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/07/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Dallas
01/03/16 F Damien Inglis Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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