Milwaukee Bucks at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 4 point favorites.
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The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 103.9 points per contest while giving up 104.4 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 2-13. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per contest and giving up 107.0, which is a point differential of -8.1.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 6-6-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 4-11-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/17/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
11/17/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/14/17 PG Devin Harris Ribs is "?" Friday vs Minnesota
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this game averaging 30.6 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Khris Middleton averages 18.6 points per contest in 37.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Dennis Smith has scored 15.8 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 103.9 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 38.8 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 14.6 per game. The Bucks allow 104.4 points per contest which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 21.6 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 27th in the NBA with 98.9 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -8.07. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 41 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 20.3. The Mavericks are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Mavericks give up 107 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 11th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Milwaukee is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Dallas is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 5th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 25th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -4
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