Dallas Mavericks at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, October 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 10.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -4.5 as they average 114.8 points per contest while giving up 119.3 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 5-0. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 117 points per contest and give up 105.8, which is a point differential of 11.2.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 4-1-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/25/18 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Ankle injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Toronto
10/25/18 F Harrison Barnes Hamstring is probable Friday vs Toronto
10/24/18 PG Devin Harris Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Toronto
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/24/18 PG Fred VanVleet Toe is questionable Friday vs Dallas
Wesley Matthews averages 19.3 points per game in 34 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Luka Doncic comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 28 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 10 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 119.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 50% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 26 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Dallas averages 114.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 26.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 105.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Toronto is 9th in the league with 117 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 11.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Raptors are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Mavericks are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 116.6 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Dallas is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 59%, which is 1st in the league.
Toronto is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.5, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -10.5
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