Wednesday, February 24, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 218.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 40-16 and a road record of 15-9. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 109.6 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. Oklahoma City is 10-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 27-5. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 30-27 and a home record of 16-11. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 101.8, good for a point differential of -0.5. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 19-15. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 27.7 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.2 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%.
Oklahoma City averages 109.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Thunder allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Dallas averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.8 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 19th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Thunder average 111.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 112.6 and a defensive rating of 105. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Mavericks score 103.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 117.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.6 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.1. 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 34% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12 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%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-33-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-32-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 31-26-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-29-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/23/16 C David Lee Acquired "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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