Wednesday, April 6, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 38-39 and a road record of 17-22. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 106 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. Houston is 8-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-22. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 39-38 and a home record of 21-17. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of -0.4. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 24-23. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.7 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 13.8 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 49%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 18.4 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Houston averages 106 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Dallas averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 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 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Mavericks score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 92.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.4 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 94.6 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 11.8 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 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 34-43-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 43-32-2 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 41-35-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-39-2 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/28/16 PG Deron Williams Abdominal out indefinitely
03/22/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
03/17/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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