Tuesday, March 7, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 19-44. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.9 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 26-36. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 99.7, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Julius Randle comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Jordan Clarkson averages 13.9 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 13.6 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Los Angeles averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Lakers allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Dallas averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.73 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 18th in the NBA. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 30th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.7 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 20th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 112.6. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 91.8 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 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-34-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 33-29-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 35-27-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-37-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/06/17 C Ivica Zubac Quad missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
03/06/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Wrist injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +8.5
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