Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 19-15 and a road record of 9-9. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 11-22 and a home record of 7-7. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -4.6.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 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 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.4 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Dallas averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.1 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 18th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 10th with 14.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-19-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-20-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-19-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/04/16 PG Deron Williams Hamstring injured last game, doubtful Tuesday vs. Sacramento
01/04/16 PG Devin Harris Back "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/02/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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