Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 7-21. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 94.1 points per game while giving up 100.2 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 13-16. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per game and surrendering 113.0, good for a point differential of -3.5.
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J.J. Barea comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.2 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
C.J. McCollum averages 22 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 27.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Dallas averages 94.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Portland averages 109.4 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Blazers allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 102.5 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 91.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 110.1 and they have a defensive rating of 113.7. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-18-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 19-10-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee out indefinitely
12/04/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles out indefinitely
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/19/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Back "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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