Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 5-7. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 114.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 2-10. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per contest and giving up 107.1, which is a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-8-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 3-9-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/10/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
11/10/17 F LeBron James Ankle injured last game, is probable Saturday vs. Dallas
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Kevin Love comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Lebron James averages 29.3 points per contest in 38 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.9 assists per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Harrison Barnes has scored 18.4 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Dennis Smith averages 14.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.2 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 15.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 114.2 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 26.6 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 27th in the NBA with 99.2 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -7.92. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 41 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 20.7. The Mavericks are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Mavericks give up 107.1 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 115.6, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 1st. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Cleveland is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Dallas is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Mavericks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -4.5
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