Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 1/31/2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 22-27. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.0 as they average 109.6 points per contest while giving up 109.6 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 21-28. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 105.9 points per contest and give up 108.7, which is a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-19-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-26-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 22-25-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 19-28-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/29/19 PG Ish Smith Groin is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
01/29/19 SF Reggie Bullock Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
Luka Doncic comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Harrison Barnes averages 17.6 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Andre Drummond averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 14.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 53%. Blake Griffin averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 109.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 25th in the league with 105.9 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Pistons are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Pistons surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Mavericks are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Dallas is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Detroit is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 12th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -3
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