Thursday, January 26, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 7 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 15-29. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 96.6 points per game while giving up 100.0 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 26-19. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Wesley Matthews averages 15 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Victor Oladipo averages 16.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 10.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Dallas averages 96.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 100 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 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Thunder force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 91.3 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 37% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-22-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 18-26-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-20-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-26-3 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/24/17 G Wesley Matthews Hip injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. New York
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
01/14/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -7
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