Friday, March 17, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, March 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 29-38. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 98.3 points per game while giving up 99.9 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 24-43. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 108.1, good for a point differential of -6.0.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 37-30-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-40-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 42-25-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-33-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/15/17 G Wesley Matthews Calf "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 5.2 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%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 14.3 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Robert Covington averages 12.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jahlil Okafor averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.58 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.9 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 26th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.03 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 2nd with 16.9 per game. The 76ers allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 107.9. 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 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.7 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 76ers rating on offense is 102.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 98.6 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 34% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +3.5
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