San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The San Antonio Spurs head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 6 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 19-8. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 101.5 points per contest while giving up 97.6 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 7-20. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per contest and giving up 103.5, which is a point differential of -3.4.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 14-12-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/11/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
12/09/17 G Danny Green Groin is "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
12/04/17 G Kyle Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/11/17 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Hip is doubtful Tuesday vs San Antonio
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Pau Gasol comes into this game averaging 11.3 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 82%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.7 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dirk Nowitzki has scored 11.3 points per contest while playing 25 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.4 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 101.5 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 14.3 per game. The Spurs allow 97.6 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 21.1 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 27th in the NBA with 100.1 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.41. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.7 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 21.4. The Mavericks are 28th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Mavericks give up 103.5 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.3 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. San Antonio is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Dallas is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 15th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -6
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