Sunday, April 2, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Dallas Mavericks head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 31-44. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 40-36. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 41-34-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-46-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-42-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 41-34-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/01/17 G Seth Curry Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
04/01/17 G Malcolm Brogdon Back "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
03/25/17 F John Henson Thumb out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Harrison Barnes averages 19.4 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%.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Greg Monroe averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.47 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 20.5 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 100.3 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
Milwaukee averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.46 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd 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 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 Bucks rating on offense is 109.9 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13 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 52%.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +5.5
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