Thursday, January 12, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 11-27. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.5 as they are averaging 95.1 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 12-26. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 111.9, good for a point differential of -6.0.
J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.8 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Devin Booker averages 19.2 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Dallas averages 95.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th 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 12th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Phoenix averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 16.1 per game. The Suns allow 111.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Suns force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 103.6 and a defensive rating of 109.6. 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 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.2 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 Suns rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 110.6. They get 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-21-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-22-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 19-18-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 24-14-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/11/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring left last game, "?" Thursday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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