Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Golden State Warriors head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 29-8. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 115.2 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 13-25. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.0 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 17-20-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 18-19-0 against the over/un=DEr
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-18-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-21-0 against the over/un=DEr
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson comes into this game averaging 20.7 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Kevin Durant averages 25.9 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 7 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Wesley Matthews has scored 11.7 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.2 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.84 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 30.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover =DEpartment they are 3rd with 16.1 per game. The Warriors allow 105.3 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surren=DEr a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 11th in =DEfensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 27th in the NBA with 101 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.34. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.2. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 13. The Mavericks give up 103.4 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their =DEfense is surren=DEring a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 15th in those =DEfensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 44.9 boards surren=DEred per contest. The Mavericks are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Golden State is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Dallas is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 14th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +10.5
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