Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 13 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 17-38. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 41-13. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.3 points per contest and giving up 105.8, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-27-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 23-32-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-26-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 25-28-1 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
02/10/18 F Doug McDermott Acquired is upgraded to probable Saturday vs LA Lakers
02/09/18 F Harrison Barnes Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs LA Lakers
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/09/18 F Brandan Wright Acquired is "?" Sunday vs Oklahoma City
01/29/18 F Trevor Ariza Hamstring is out indefinitely
Dennis Smith comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.4 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Chris Paul averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. James Harden averages 31.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 101.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.42 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.9 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 21st and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.57. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 22. The Rockets are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Rockets surrender 105.8 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 22nd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Mavericks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% 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 4th in the league. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Houston is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 21st. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +13
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