Sunday, March 5, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1 point favorites.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 35-27. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 106.4 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 25-36. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.8 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of -2.0.
Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 31.7 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 10.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Steven Adams averages 11.9 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 13.5 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.5 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 48% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Oklahoma City averages 106.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.16 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Dallas averages 97.8 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 30th 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 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.6 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 Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 107.5. 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. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 91.7 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%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 34-27-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-31-4 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-27-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-36-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
03/04/17 G Victor Oladipo Back expected to miss Sunday vs. Dallas
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/04/17 G Wesley Matthews Hip "?" Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +1
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