Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 5 point favorites. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 13-27. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 95.7 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 21-21. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of 0.0.
J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.7 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Dallas averages 95.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.5 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 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 91.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-21-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-23-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 21-21-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 15-27-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/14/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/16/17 F Nikola Mirotic Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -5
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