Monday, March 7, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, March 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.5.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 40-21 and a road record of 19-10. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. Los Angeles is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-14. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 33-29 and a home record of 19-13. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of 0. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 21-17. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16.5 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31 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 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Los Angeles averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Dallas averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st 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 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 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 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Clippers average 104.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 103.3. In terms of pace they average 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Mavericks score 105.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 116.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.9 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. 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 33% 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%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-27-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-33-3 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 33-28-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-30-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/06/16 F Luc Mbah a Moute Stinger expected to miss Monday vs. Dallas
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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