Friday, December 16, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 6-19. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.1 as they are averaging 93.2 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 16-10. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 95.2, good for a point differential of 5.6.
J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.4 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
George Hill averages 20 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Gordon Hayward averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dallas averages 93.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Utah averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 9th with 13 per game. The Jazz allow 95.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 101 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 91.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 110.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 91.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 10-15-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 14-11-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/15/16 C Salah Mejri Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Utah
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/04/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles out indefinitely
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/15/16 PG George Hill Toe doubtful Friday vs. Dallas
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -11
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