Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 31-42. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 100.1 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 31-43. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 40-33-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 28-45-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-36-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 33-41-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/27/17 G Seth Curry Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
03/28/17 F/C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
03/17/17 C Omer Asik Illness out indefinitely
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. 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 85%.
Demarcus Cousins averages 26.8 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Anthony Davis averages 27.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 97.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.37 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. 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 28th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd 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 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.97 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 25th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 92.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. 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 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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