Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 14 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 8-20. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 103.0 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 22-6. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 117.0 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/11/17 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Hip is out indefinitely
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/13/17 F Draymond Green Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs Dallas
12/13/17 G Nick Young Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Dallas
12/13/17 C Zaza Pachulia Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs Dallas
12/05/17 PG Stephen Curry Ankle is out indefinitely
Wesley Matthews comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.4 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Klay Thompson averages 20.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Kevin Durant averages 25.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 99.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.07 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 13.5 per game. The Mavericks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 117 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 11. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.6. The Warriors are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Warriors surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Mavericks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 16th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Dallas is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Golden State is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league. The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -14
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