Sunday, February 21, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 8-46 and a road record of 3-25. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.1 as they are averaging 95.5 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. Philadelphia is 1-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 2-29. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 29-27 and a home record of 15-11. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 101.8, good for a point differential of -1. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 19-15. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Nerlens Noel averages 11 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
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 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Philadelphia averages 95.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.9 per game. The 76ers allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Dallas averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 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 21st 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 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 76ers average 94.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The 76ers have an offensive rating of 97 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks score 102.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 112.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.7 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 106. 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 12 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%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-27-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-25-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-26-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-29-2 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/20/16 PG Devin Harris Toe doubtful Sunday vs. Philadelphia
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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