Monday, April 25, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, April 25, 2016. OKC leads the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Mavericks had a regular season record of 42-40 and a road record of 19-22. They were 2nd in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of -0.3 as they averaged 102.3 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. Dallas was 7-9 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 27-25. The Thunder had a regular season record of 55-27 and a home record of 32-9. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They averaged 110.2 points per game and surrendered 102.9, good for a point differential of 7.3. Oklahoma City had a division record of 13-3 and a conference record of 37-15.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest after averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season for the Mavericks. He pulled down 6.5 rebounds per game and dished out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage was at 89%. Wesley Matthews averaged 12.5 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 1.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage was 39% for the year while his free throw percentage was 86%.
Russell Westbrook averaged 23.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game and had 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was at 81%. Kevin Durant averaged 28.2 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 8.2 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was 90%.
Dallas averaged 101.8 points per contest this season which ranked them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -1.2 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 23rd in the league. They averaged 50.1 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranked them 24th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 2nd with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allowed 103 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 15th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 54 rebounds a game which ranked 24th and they gave up 22 assists per contest which put them in 14th place in the league. They forced 13.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 18th in the league.
Oklahoma City averaged 110.2 points per game this year which ranked them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin was 7.8 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 15th in the NBA. They averaged 57 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranked them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder ranked 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allowed 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 14th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 48.8 rebounds a game which ranked 4th and they gave up 21.5 assists per contest which put them in 9th place in the league. The Thunder forced 13 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the NBA.
The Mavericks averaged 99.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13 per contest. The Mavericks had an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 107. In terms of pace they averaged 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Dallas turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Thunder scored 108.9 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 had a difference of 10.3 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense was 113.1 and they had a defensive rating of 105.6. They had 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempted 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turned the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks were 44-37-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks were 38-42-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 37-43-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 39-43-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/24/16 PG Deron Williams Hernia out indefinitely
04/24/16 G Justin Anderson Head probable Monday vs. Oklahoma City
04/24/16 C Salah Mejri Hip injured last game, "?" Monday 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
04/24/16 F Kevin Durant Possible Suspension probable Monday vs. Dallas
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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