Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 5.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 10-9. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.5 as they average 111.1 points per contest while giving up 108.5 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 11-9. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 112.8 points per contest and give up 113.0, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-6-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/28/18 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Indiana
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Dennis Smith averages 13.9 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Luka Doncic comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
LeBron James averages 27.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Dallas averages 111.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 113.0 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Los Angeles is 11th in the league with 112.8 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Lakers are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Mavericks are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Dallas is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Los Angeles is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Lakers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +5.5
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