Friday, April 7, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, April 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 2.5 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 60-18. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 32-46. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-37-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-36-2 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 42-35-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 31-47-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
04/05/17 G Danny Green Quad "?" Friday vs Dallas
04/05/17 G Manu Ginobili Quad "?" Friday vs Dallas
03/19/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/05/17 G Seth Curry Shoulder doubtful Friday vs San Antonio
Pau Gasol comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.7 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
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Dirk Nowitzki averages 14.3 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Harrison Barnes averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 28th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.4 and a defensive rating of 103.4. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 92.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +2.5
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