Tuesday, March 21, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Golden State Warriors travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 55-14. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 116.2 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 30-39. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 31-36-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 27-42-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 38-31-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 28-41-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Stephen Curry averages 25 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
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Harrison Barnes averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.32 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 30.3 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.04 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 28th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.2 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 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 115.3 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 92.1 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 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +5.5
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