Monday, February 6, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, February 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 20-30. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 97.6 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 22-28. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.2 points per game and surrendering 111.8, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Wesley Matthews comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.2 points per game in 35.8 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 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Emmanuel Mudiay averages 11.8 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Wilson Chandler averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Dallas averages 97.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.8 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 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Denver averages 110.2 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 56.2 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 91.5 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 37% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 111.5 and they have a defensive rating of 113.1. They get 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-23-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-28-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 26-23-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 35-14-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/05/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Denver
02/05/17 PG Devin Harris Illness "?" Monday vs. Denver
01/29/17 PG Deron Williams Toe out indefinitely
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/03/17 F Danilo Gallinari Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -2.5
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