Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 24-35. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 97.8 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 33-26. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Wesley Matthews comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.1 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dennis Schroder averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Dallas averages 97.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.05 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.8 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 categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.4 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 4th with 15.3 per game. The Hawks allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 91.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 97.3 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 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-27-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-35-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-30-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-34-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/28/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -5.5
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