Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 7 point favorites.
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The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 15-29. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 102.5 points per contest while giving up 104.5 per game. The Nuggets have an overall record of 22-21. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-21-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-24-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 20-21-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 18-25-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
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
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%.
Will Barton averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Gary Harris averages 16.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Dallas averages 102.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.95 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 41 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Denver is 13th in the league with 106.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Nuggets are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Mavericks are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Denver is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 10th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -7
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