Brooklyn Nets at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 7 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 7-10. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -1.4 as they average 109.9 points per contest while giving up 111.3 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 7-9. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 109.4 points per contest and give up 108.6, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/20/18 C Dwight Powell Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
11/20/18 PG J.J. Barea Groin is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
11/20/18 G Wesley Matthews Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell averages 17.2 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Luka Doncic averages 19.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Wesley Matthews averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 111.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league. Brooklyn averages 109.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 108.6 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 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Dallas is 17th in the league with 109.4 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 22.6. The Mavericks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.3.
The Nets are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Brooklyn is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Dallas is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 10th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +7
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