Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 10/29/2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, October 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 7 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 2-3. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -5.4 as they average 113.2 points per contest while giving up 118.6 per game. The Spurs have an overall mark of 3-2. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 113.8 points per contest and give up 118.6, which is a point differential of -4.8.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-2-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 4-1-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/27/18 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Utah
10/27/18 PG Devin Harris Hamstring is doubtful Sunday vs Utah
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Wesley Matthews comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Luka Doncic averages 19.6 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.0 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 113.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Mavericks allow 118.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 48% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 10th in the league with 113.8 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.8. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per game with 10.6. The Spurs surrender 118.6 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 50% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs were 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game last season.
The Mavericks are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 15th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Dallas is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 58%, which is 2nd in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Spurs are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 118.9, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas -7
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