Friday, March 18, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Golden State Warriors travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, March 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 227.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 61-6 and a road record of 29-6. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 115.7 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. Golden State is 14-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 36-4. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 34-34 and a home record of 19-16. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of -0.3. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 21-19. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 30.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Draymond Green averages 13.6 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Golden State averages 115.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Dallas averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.7 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 15th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 115.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 123 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20.3 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.9 and a defensive rating of 103.6. In terms of pace they average 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Mavericks score 104.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.7 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 94.5 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 33% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 36-28-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 39-27-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 35-32-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-34-2 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/17/16 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
03/12/16 G Andre Iguodala Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State
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