Monday, February 13, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, February 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 1.5 point favorites.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 35-19. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 22-32. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of -2.0.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Wesley Matthews averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Boston averages 108.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.54 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Dallas averages 98.2 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 30th with 11.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 112.1 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 91.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 28-24-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 29-25-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-24-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-30-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/12/17 F Jae Crowder Personal probable Monday vs. Dallas
02/12/17 F Jaylen Brown Hip injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Dallas
02/08/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/12/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring expected to miss Monday vs. Boston
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -1.5
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