Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/12/2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, November 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 2 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a record of 4-8. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.9 as they average 110.8 points per game while giving up 113.7 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 4-9 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 106.5 points per game and surrender 113.1, good for a point differential of -6.5.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/11/18 PG Luka Doncic Knee is questionable Monday vs Chicago
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/25/18 F Bobby Portis Knee is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/23/18 PG Kris Dunn Knee is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out indefinitely
09/28/18 F Lauri Markkanen Elbow is OUT 6-8 weeks
Wesley Matthews averages 16.8 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Luka Doncic comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Jabari Parker averages 14.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Zach Lavine averages 27.2 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Dallas averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 17.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 113.1 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 49.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. Chicago is 23rd in the league with 106.5 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -6.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Bulls are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Mavericks are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 26th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 9th 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. Dallas is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Chicago is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The Bulls are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +2
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