Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/27/2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, November 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 9.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 5-15. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 12-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 98.1, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-9-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-12-0 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 San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Dennis Smith averages 14.3 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 21.6 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Rudy Gay averages 11.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 22.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98.8 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 41.7 boards per contest and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 14.5 per game. The Mavericks allow 104 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 22.3 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 26th in the NBA with 100.9 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.89. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 23.2. The Spurs are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Spurs give up 98.1 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 41.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 26th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
San Antonio is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Spurs are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -9.5
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