Monday, December 12, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, December 12, 2016. The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 9-15. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 108.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 5-18. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 92.7 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of -8.1.
Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.4 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20.6 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. J.J. Barea averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Denver averages 106.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 59.5 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Dallas averages 92.7 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 5th with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 100 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 91.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 16-8-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/11/16 F Wilson Chandler Hip "?" Monday vs. Dallas
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
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
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +1
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