Friday, March 31, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 31-43. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 98.0 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 41-34. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 41-33-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-45-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 38-37-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-38-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/30/17 C Salah Mejri Knee "?" Friday vs. Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/30/17 C Marc Gasol Foot "?" Friday vs. Dallas
03/29/17 F JaMychal Green Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Dallas
03/13/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this game averaging 14.4 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per contest 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 19.5 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 86%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Mike Conley averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.38 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.69 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 26th with 12.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 108.4. 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 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 92.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 11.9 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%.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +1.5
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