Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets Free NBA Picks & Odds 12-19-2016
by Guy Bruhn - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, December 19, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 6-20. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.9 as they are averaging 93.5 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 11-16. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 109.4, good for a point differential of -2.1.
J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.4 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 16.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Wilson Chandler averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Dallas averages 93.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th 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 categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Denver averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 58.7 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 27th with 16.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 101.7 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 91.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110. They get 98.4 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 30% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 16-11-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 19-8-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/04/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles out indefinitely
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/18/16 PG Jameer Nelson Jaw injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Dallas
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
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