Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Utah Jazz head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5.5 point favorites.
The Jazz have a regular season record of 2-2. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2 as they average 107.5 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 2-3 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 113.2 points per game and surrender 118.6, good for a point differential of -5.4.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 2-2-0 against the spread this season
The Utah Jazz are 2-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 3-2-0 against the spread this season
The Dallas Mavericks are 3-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/19/18 SF Thabo Sefolosha Suspension 5-game suspension (eligible to return 10/28 vs Dallas)
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/27/18 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Utah
10/27/18 PG Devin Harris Hamstring is doubtful Sunday vs Utah
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell averages 23.8 points per contest in 36.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Rudy Gobert comes into this game averaging 14.5 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 73% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Wesley Matthews averages 19.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Luka Doncic scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 105.5 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 19.5 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Utah averages 107.5 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks give up 118.6 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 48% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest. Dallas is 14th in the NBA with 113.2 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.4 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 25.8. The Mavericks are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.2.
The Jazz are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 7th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Dallas is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 58%, which is 1st in the league. The Mavericks are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas -5.5 and under 213 total points
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