Philadelphia 76ers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 2.5 point favorites.
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The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 1-4. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.8 as they are averaging 100.4 points per contest while giving up 108.2 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 1-5. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.8 points per contest and giving up 106.7, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/27/17 PG Devin Harris Personal is "?" Saturday vs. Philadelphia
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 13.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Dennis Smith averages 13.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 42%. Harrison Barnes averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 100.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 18.2 per game. The 76ers allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 26th in the league with 97.8 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -8.83. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 21. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Mavericks surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 20.3 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 48.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season.
The 76ers are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 98.8, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Philadelphia is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 22nd in the league.
Dallas is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Mavericks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 7th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +2.5
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