Friday, March 10, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, March 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 8 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 11-52. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.6 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 114.3 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 27-36. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.3 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.6 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.56 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17 per game. The Nets allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Dallas averages 98.3 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.52 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 16th in the NBA. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 30th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 112. In terms of pace they average 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 91.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 28-33-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-29-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-27-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-37-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/07/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -8
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