San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Game Picks 11/18/2019
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -5
American Airlines Center is the site where Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (7-5, 2nd in the Southwest Division) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (5-8, 4th in the Southwest Division) on Monday. Dallas opens this contest as 5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 225.
The Spurs are covering the spread 23.1% of the time, having gone 3-10-0 ATS. Dallas is covering 41.7% of the time, going 5-7-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 19.8 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 80%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.5 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Luka Doncic scores 28.5 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.7 rebounds per contest and has 9.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.4 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 47.5 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 14.3 per game. The Spurs allow 114.5 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 10th in the NBA with 113.8 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.92. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.1 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.8. The Mavericks are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Mavericks give up 110.9 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Dallas is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 17th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +5
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