Tuesday, March 1, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 26-32 and a road record of 10-17. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. Orlando is 3-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-21. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 32-28 and a home record of 18-12. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of -0.1. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 21-16. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 14.9 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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 1.6 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%.
Orlando averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.6 per game. The Magic allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Dallas averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 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 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 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 102.3 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 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th 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 Magic average 98.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 113 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 -5 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks score 104.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 117.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 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 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. 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 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 32-25-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-27-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-29-2 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
02/29/16 G Evan Fournier Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
02/29/16 C Nikola Vucevic Jaw injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Dallas
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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