Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 2.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 18-19. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.2 as they average 110.9 points per contest while giving up 109.7 per game. The 76ers have an overall record of 25-14 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 114.6 points per game and surrender 112.5, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 23-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-17-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 19-20-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 22-16-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/03/19 G Jimmy Butler Illness is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
01/03/19 SF Wilson Chandler Illness is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
Luka Doncic averages 19.5 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Joel Embiid averages 26.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Ben Simmons averages 16.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Dallas averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 11th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 112.5 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Philadelphia is 6th in the league with 114.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 26.7. The 76ers are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Mavericks are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Philadelphia is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -2.5
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