Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 12 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 15-15. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.0 as they average 110.2 points per contest while giving up 109.2 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 21-11. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 115.5 points per contest and give up 110.4, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-13-0 against the spread this season
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 14-18-0 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 16-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/20/18 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Wrist is out indefinitely
12/20/18 F Maxi Kleber Toe is questionable Saturday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Luka Doncic comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.2 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kevin Durant scores 28.8 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 6.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Klay Thompson averages 22.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 110.2 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.5 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.2 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 3rd in the NBA with 115.5 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.03. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 27.6. The Warriors are 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Warriors give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Dallas is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 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 11th in the league.
Golden State is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +12
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