Thursday, January 19, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 14-27. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 95.7 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 12-30. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.5 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -4.2.
J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.6 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 17.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.3 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Goran Dragic averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dallas averages 95.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 20.1 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 100.4 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 51.3 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 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Miami averages 98.5 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 104.2 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 Heat rating on offense is 103 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-21-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-24-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 20-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 19-23-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/14/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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