Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/8/2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, December 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 7 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 7-18. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 100.3 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 13-10. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 9-11-3 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
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 Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/07/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?" Friday vs Dallas
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Dennis Smith averages 14.4 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Khris Middleton averages 19.6 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 100.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 21st in the league with 103.1 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.96. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 38 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Bucks are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Bucks surrender 104 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The Mavericks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Dallas is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Milwaukee is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Bucks are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -7
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