Wednesday, February 1, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 5.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 18-29. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 100.9 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 18-30. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.8 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 78%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.7 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20.5 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.3 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 86%. Wesley Matthews averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Philadelphia averages 100.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Dallas averages 97.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.1 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 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th 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 6th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.5 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 97.6 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 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 91.5 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 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-20-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-24-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-23-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-28-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
01/31/17 C Joel Embiid Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Dallas & Thursday vs. San Antonio
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/31/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
01/29/17 PG Deron Williams Toe out indefinitely
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -5.5
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