Monday, March 13, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Monday, March 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 28-37. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 38-28. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Mavericks. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per contest 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 14.1 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Serge Ibaka averages 15.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Dallas averages 98.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.37 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 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.8 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 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Toronto averages 107.3 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 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 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 107.8. 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 11.8 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 Raptors rating on offense is 112.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.4 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 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-29-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-39-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 35-30-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 35-31-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/12/17 C Nerlens Noel Knee "?" Monday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/12/17 F DeMarre Carroll Ankle "?" Monday vs. Dallas
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +5
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