Sunday, March 19, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 29-39. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 98.0 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 13-55. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 113.9, good for a point differential of -8.1.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Harrison Barnes averages 19.8 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 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.3 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Dallas averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.18 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.1 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 26th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.09 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 1st with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 113.9 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 23rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Nets force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 92.1 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 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Nets rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 111.9. They get 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 37-31-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-41-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 32-34-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 36-31-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/18/17 G Sean Kilpatrick Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
03/18/17 F Trevor Booker Leg probable Sunday vs. Dallas
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +4.5
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