Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 8-9. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 103.5 points per contest while giving up 98.1 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 4-15. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per contest and giving up 105.2, which is a point differential of -6.3.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-9-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-11-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 6-13-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-11-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/24/17 F Dirk Nowitzki Ankle is probable Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Russell Westbrook averages 20.9 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.6 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Harrison Barnes averages 19.5 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Dennis Smith averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 103.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.35 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.9 per game. The Thunder allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 18.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 28th in the league with 98.9 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -6.32. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.6. The Mavericks are 26th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Mavericks surrender 105.2 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.2 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Thunder are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Oklahoma City is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Dallas is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 5th in the league. The Mavericks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.8, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 26th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -7.5
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