Monday, December 26, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, December 26, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 9-21. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 94.1 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 11-21. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -4.1.
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 20.6 points per game in 36.5 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 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jrue Holiday averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Anthony Davis averages 29.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dallas averages 94.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.8 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 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 8th with 13 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 102.5 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 91.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 102.7 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-17-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-18-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/24/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Achilles "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/24/16 F Terrence Jones Illness "?" Monday vs. Dallas
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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