Friday, December 9, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 11-11. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 4-17. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 92.1 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of -8.2.
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Paul George comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Myles Turner averages 14.6 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20.4 points per game while playing 37.3 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 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. 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%.
Indiana averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Pacers allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Dallas averages 92.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 9th with 13.1 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 98.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 92.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. 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 12.6 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%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 9-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-13-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/08/16 G Seth Curry Knee "?" Friday vs. Indiana
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
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +4
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