Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Orlando Magic head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, December 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 5.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 12-14. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 105.7 points per contest while giving up 108.2 per game. The Mavericks have an overall record of 13-11 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 110.5 points per game and surrender 109.3, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 15-10-1 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 10-16-0 against the over/under this year
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-8-0 against the spread this season
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/18 C Timofey Mozgov Knee is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/08/18 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Wrist is questionable Monday vs Orlando
12/08/18 F Maxi Kleber Toe is questionable Monday vs Orlando
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic averages 21.0 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 11.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Aaron Gordon comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Dennis Smith averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Luka Doncic scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 108.2 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Orlando averages 105.7 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks give up 109.3 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest. Dallas is 13th in the NBA with 110.5 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22.8. The Mavericks are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.9.
The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 15th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Orlando is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Dallas is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 13th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas -5.5 and under 211.5 total points
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