Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 4/6/2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, April 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 24-55. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.4 points per contest while giving up 105.0 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 37-41. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 40-38-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-43-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 38-38-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 32-43-3 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/04/18 G Dennis Smith Jr. Knee "?" Friday vs Detroit
04/04/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Ankle "?" Friday vs Detroit
04/04/18 F Dwight Powell Knee "?" Friday vs Detroit
04/04/18 G Jose Juan Barea Oblique is out for season
03/11/18 G Wesley Matthews Leg is out indefinitely
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
03/30/18 F Blake Griffin Ankle is out indefinitely
Dennis Smith averages 15.2 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%.
Andre Drummond averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 16 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Reggie Jackson averages 14.5 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Dallas averages 102.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.57 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 103.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.1 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season. Detroit is 24th in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.36. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Pistons are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Mavericks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 15th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Detroit is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Pistons are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 21st. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -3
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