Friday, February 26, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 23-35 and a road record of 12-18. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-25. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 30-28 and a home record of 16-12. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of -0.7. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 19-16. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Will Barton averages 15.3 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Chandler Parsons averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Denver averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Dallas averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.1 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 19th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Mavericks force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 98.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks score 103.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 112 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 3 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 31-25-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 32-24-2 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 31-27-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-29-2 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/25/16 PG Deron Williams Finger injured last game, probable Friday vs. Denver
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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