Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Utah Jazz travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3.5 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 7-6. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 110.4 points per contest while giving up 108.2 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 5-8. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 110.2 points per contest and give up 112.5, which is a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 9-3-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/13/18 G Wesley Matthews Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Joe Ingles averages 14.2 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Wesley Matthews averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Luka Doncic averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 110.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.7 per game. The Jazz allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 15th in the league with 110.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Mavericks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.1. The Mavericks surrender 112.5 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Jazz are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Dallas is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Mavericks are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -3.5
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