Friday, February 19, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.5.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 29-26 and a road record of 14-15. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 101.7 per contest. Dallas is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-15. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Magic have an overall record of 23-29 and a home record of 14-13. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of -1.4. Orlando has a division record of 3-8 and a conference record of 13-19. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Victor Oladipo averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Nikola Vucevic averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Dallas averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Orlando averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 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 51.3 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Magic force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 94.2 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 33% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.9 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 Magic score 101.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1 points per game. The Magic rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-25-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-29-2 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 29-22-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 25-27-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
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Orlando Magic Injuries
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Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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