Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 10.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a record of 2-7. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -6.0 as they average 110.8 points per game while giving up 116.8 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 4-6 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 109.9 points per game and surrender 110.2, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/05/18 F Luka Doncic Ankle is probable Tuesday vs Washington
10/31/18 PG Devin Harris Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/06/18 G Donovan Mitchell Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Wesley Matthews comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Luka Doncic averages 19.4 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 22.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Joe Ingles averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 116.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 45% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 21st in the league with 109.9 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Jazz are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Jazz surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz were 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game last season.
The Mavericks are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Dallas is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 2nd in the league.
Utah is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Jazz are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +10.5
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