Tuesday, February 9, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 190.5.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 25-25 and a road record of 8-15. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 95.9 per contest. Utah is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-17. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 29-25 and a home record of 15-10. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of -0.9. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 19-14. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Gordon Hayward comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Favors averages 16.2 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 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 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 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 84%.
Utah averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Jazz allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Dallas averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 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 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.3 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 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th 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 20th in the NBA.
The Jazz average 96.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 90.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Mavericks score 101.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 98 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.9 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 105.7. They get 94.4 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 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 26-23-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 20-30-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-24-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 23-29-2 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
02/08/16 PG Trey Burke Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/06/16 PG Devin Harris Toe out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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