Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 10/17/2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 1.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 24-58. They were 4th in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of -3.1 as they averaged 102.3 points per contest while giving up 105.4 per game. The Suns had an overall mark of 21-61 last year. They were 5th in the Pacific Division. They averaged 103.9 points per contest and gave up 113.3, which was a point differential of -9.4.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks were 41-40-1 against the spread last season
The Dallas Mavericks were 38-43-0 against the over/under last year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns were 37-43-2 against the spread last season
The Phoenix Suns were 39-41-0 against the over/under last year
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Harrison Barnes Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/11/18 G Devin Booker Hand is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
Dennis Smith averaged 15.2 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 5.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 40% for the year while his free throw percentage was 69%. DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest after averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 15.2 rebounds per game and dished out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 65% while his free throw percentage was at 58%.
Josh Jackson averaged 13.1 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 63%. Devin Booker averaged 24.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.5 rebounds per game and had 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allowed 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 12th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 45.7 rebounds a game which ranked 27th, and they gave up 23.5 assists per contest which put them in 15th place in the league. They forced 13.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 8th in the league. Dallas averaged 102.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -3.0 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 17th in the league. They averaged 41.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranked them 27th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 30th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrendered 113.3 points per contest, which ranked them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 13th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns were 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game last season. Phoenix was 21st in the league with 103.9 points per game last year. They were 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -9.4. They shot 33% from 3-point range, which was good for 30th in the NBA. They were 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Suns were 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Mavericks were 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 106.3 was ranked 17th. They were 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 19th. As a unit they were 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Dallas was 28th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 9th in the NBA.
Phoenix was 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 7th in the league. The Suns were 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 112.8 was ranked 30th. In terms of pace they were 3rd in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 30th. As a team they were 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -1.5
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