Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/8/2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 11.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 24-56. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.5 points per contest while giving up 105.1 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 49-30. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per contest and giving up 105.4, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 40-38-2 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 37-43-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 46-32-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 39-39-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/05/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Ankle is out for season
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 Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/31/18 C Joel Embiid Head is out indefinitely
Dennis Smith averages 15.1 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 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.8 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%.
J.J. Redick averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Ben Simmons averages 16 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 8.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Dallas averages 102.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.63 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 41.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 105.4 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Philadelphia is 8th in the league with 109.4 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.97. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 26.9. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.6.
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 95.6 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.
Philadelphia is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.3, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 27th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -11.5
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