San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/12/2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 38-29. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.0 as they average 112.0 points per contest while giving up 111.0 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 27-39. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 107.9 points per contest and give up 109.6, which is a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 36-30-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-28-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 38-28-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-36-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
03/10/19 SF Rudy Gay Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.5 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Tim Hardaway averages 18.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Luka Doncic averages 21.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.3 per game. The Spurs allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 23rd in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Mavericks are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Mavericks surrender 109.6 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Spurs are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 21st. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Dallas is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Mavericks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -5.5
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