Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 10.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 7-17. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 21-4. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per contest and giving up 97.5, which is a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 19-5-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes averages 18.5 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Dennis Smith comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%.
Jayson Tatum averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Dallas averages 100.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.04 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 97.5 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Boston is 17th in the league with 104.8 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.24. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Celtics are 24th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Mavericks are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Boston is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The Celtics are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -10.5
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