Friday, February 5, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, February 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.5.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 41-8 and a road record of 14-8. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.3 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 91.3 per contest. San Antonio is 7-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-4. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 28-24 and a home record of 15-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of -0.5. Dallas has a division record of 4-7 and a conference record of 18-13. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.6 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.7 points per game while playing 30.8 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 90%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
San Antonio averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.6 per game. The Spurs allow 91.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Dallas averages 100.4 points per game this year which ranks them 19th 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 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 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 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 102.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111 and a defensive rating of 96.9. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Mavericks score 102.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 92.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.1 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 105.3. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. 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 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-17-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-26-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-23-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-29-2 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/04/16 G Manu Ginobili Groin injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Dallas
02/04/16 F Tim Duncan Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/04/16 PG Deron Williams Hip doubtful Friday vs. San Antonio
02/04/16 PG Devin Harris Toe doubtful Friday vs. San Antonio
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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