Friday, April 8, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 42-36 and a road record of 16-22. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 99.3 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. Memphis is 7-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-23. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 40-38 and a home record of 22-17. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of -0.4. Dallas has a division record of 6-8 and a conference record of 25-23. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Tony Allen comes into this contest averaging 8.1 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Zach Randolph averages 15.3 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Memphis averages 99.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Dallas averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% 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 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 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 Grizzlies average 96.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 93.3 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 22% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks score 104.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.3 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 107.2. 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 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 40-36-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 43-34-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 42-35-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-40-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/05/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out for season
04/05/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
04/05/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles out for season
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
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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