Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 1 point favorites.
The Thunder have a record of 7-4. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.0 as they average 110.2 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 3-8. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 110.7 points per contest and give up 115.3, which is a point differential of -4.5.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/09/18 PG Russell Westbrook Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/31/18 PG Devin Harris Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Wesley Matthews averages 17.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Luka Doncic averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 110.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game. The Thunder allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 12th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.0. The Mavericks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.1. The Mavericks surrender 115.3 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 40.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks were 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game last season.
The Thunder are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Oklahoma City is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league.
Dallas is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league. The Mavericks are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +1
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