Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 3 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 9-9. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 8-9. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 109.9 points per contest and give up 108.8, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-12-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-6-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/23/18 F Al Horford Knee is questionable Friday vs Atlanta
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/21/18 C Dwight Powell Knee is questionable Saturday vs Boston
11/21/18 G Wesley Matthews Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Boston
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Kyrie Irving averages 22.4 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Luka Doncic averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Wesley Matthews averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.9 per game. The Celtics allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 15th in the league with 109.9 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 22.5. The Mavericks are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.1. The Mavericks surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Celtics are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Boston is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Dallas is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Mavericks are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +3
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