Tuesday, April 11, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 5 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 38-42. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 111.8 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 32-48. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.0 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 44-35-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 50-29-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 42-37-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 33-47-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
04/10/17 PG Jameer Nelson Calf doubtful Tuesday vs. Dallas
04/09/17 F Kenneth Faried Back "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/09/17 G Seth Curry Shoulder out for season
Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.7 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 14.1 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Harrison Barnes averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.23 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.9 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.86 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 29th with 11.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 113.4 and a defensive rating of 113.1. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 92.2 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 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -5
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