Saturday, April 16, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 42-40 and a road record of 19-22. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. Dallas is 7-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-25. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 55-27 and a home record of 32-9. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.2 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of 7.3. Oklahoma City has a division record of 13-3 and a conference record of 37-15. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
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 33.9 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%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Dallas averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.6 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 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 110.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 57 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.9 per game. The Thunder allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Thunder force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 100.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 94.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 107. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% 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 Thunder score 109.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.9 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 113.1 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 44-37-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 38-42-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 37-43-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 39-43-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/15/16 PG Devin Harris Thumb is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
04/15/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Groin is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
04/14/16 F David Lee Foot injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
03/22/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
03/17/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder out for season
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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