San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 6.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 103.0 points per contest while giving up 99.6 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 2-12. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per contest and giving up 107.7, which is a point differential of -8.2.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-6-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 3-11-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/13/17 G Danny Green Hamstring is "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
11/13/17 F Joffrey Lauvergne Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Dallas
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/12/17 PG Devin Harris Ribs is "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Pau Gasol averages 10.9 points per game in 25 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Dennis Smith averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Harrison Barnes averages 19 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. San Antonio averages 103 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.38 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season. Dallas is 27th in the league with 99.5 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -8.21. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 20.5. The Mavericks are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Spurs are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. San Antonio is 23rd 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 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Dallas is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Mavericks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 25th. 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 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +6.5
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