Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Golden State Warriors travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 3.5 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 12-4. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 7.8 as they average 118.6 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 6-8. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 110.7 points per contest and give up 109.3, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 9-5-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/14/18 PG Stephen Curry Groin is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/16/18 PG Luka Doncic Shoulder injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Golden State
11/16/18 G Wesley Matthews Hamstring injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Golden State
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 27.0 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Wesley Matthews averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Luka Doncic averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 118.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 16th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Mavericks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.3. The Mavericks surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.9, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Golden State is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Dallas is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 10th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +3.5
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