Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/20/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -7
Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks (18-8, 1st in the Southwest Division) travel to Wells Fargo Center on Friday where they'll meet the Philadelphia 76ers (20-8, 1st in the Atlantic Division). The odds on this game have Philadelphia as 7 point favorites. The total opens at 214.
The Mavericks are covering the spread 61.5% of the time, having gone 16-10-0 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 48.0% of the time, going 12-13-3 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/15/2019 Luka Doncic SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 26
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Tim Hardaway averages 13.0 points per contest in 25.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Joel Embiid scores 22.7 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Tobias Harris averages 19.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 117.6 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 47.9 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.2 points per contest, which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 17th in the NBA with 109.1 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.93. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.4. The 76ers are 6th in turnovers per contest with 16.0. The 76ers give up 104.2 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 40.0 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.2, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Philadelphia is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The 76ers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -7
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