Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The opening line for this game has Portland as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 10-7 and a road record of 5-5. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 100.1 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 7-10 and a home record of 4-4. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Deron Williams averages 14.1 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.4 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Dallas averages 100.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Portland averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 15th with 15.1 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-6-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-9-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 9-8-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 9-7-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/28/15 PG Jose Juan Barea Ankle out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/30/15 C Chris Kaman Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. LA Clippers
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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