Monday, January 30, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, January 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 31-14. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 16-30. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.7 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Lebron James comes into this game averaging 25.7 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 8.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.5 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
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Harrison Barnes averages 20.4 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 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Wesley Matthews averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Cleveland averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Cavaliers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Dallas averages 96.7 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 12.1 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 112.9 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 96.7 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. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 91.4 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 37% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-25-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 25-20-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 23-23-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-27-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/29/17 PG Deron Williams Toe out indefinitely
01/29/17 G Wesley Matthews Hip is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. San Antonio
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -6
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