San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks - 12/26/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -6.5
LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs (12-17, 3rd in the Southwest Division) go to American Airlines Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Dallas Mavericks (19-10, 2nd in the Southwest Division). San Antonio opens this matchup as 6.5 point dogs. The total opens at 224.
The Spurs are covering the spread 32.1% of the time, having gone 9-19-1 ATS. Dallas is covering 58.6% of the time, going 17-12-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/23/2019 Luka Doncic SF Ankle Game Time Decision
DeMar DeRozan averages 20.9 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 19.4 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Tim Hardaway averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Kristaps Porzingis scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 115.7 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 25.4 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA. San Antonio averages 113.0 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks give up 108.9 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.9 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest. Dallas is 4th in the NBA with 117.2 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.1 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.7. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Spurs are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Dallas is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 20th in the league. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.8, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas -6.5 and over 224 total points
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