Sunday, January 22, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 16-31. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.5 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 14-29. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.0 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of -4.7.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 14 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Julius Randle averages 13.3 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20.5 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. J.J. Barea averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
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Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Dallas averages 96 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 4th with 12.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 112.4. In terms of pace they average 98.1 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 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.5 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 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 91.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12 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 54%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-26-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-20-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-22-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 18-25-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
01/20/17 PG D'Angelo Russell MCL injured last game, "?"
01/18/17 F Luol Deng Wrist out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
01/14/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -5.5
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