Mavericks vs Warriors 1/14/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -9
Tim Hardaway and the Dallas Mavericks (24-15, 2nd in the Southwest Division) are headed to Chase Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Golden State Warriors (9-32, 5th in the Pacific Division). Dallas opens this matchup as 9 point favorites. The total opens at 222.
The Mavericks are covering the spread 52.6% of the time, having gone 20-18-1 ATS. Golden State is covering the spread 46.3% of the time, going 19-22-0 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/12/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/19 PG Stephen Curry Hand is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 C Kevon Looney Abdominal is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Luka Doncic averages 29.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.0 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Eric Paschall averages 13.6 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Alec Burks averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 116.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.6 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 13.0 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 28th in the league with 104.7 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.2. The Warriors are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Warriors surrender 112.9 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.8, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th 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 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 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 22nd in the league.
Golden State is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Warriors are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 20th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 30th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas -9
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