Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 215.5.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 35-35 and a road record of 15-18. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. Dallas is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-20. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 36-35 and a home record of 21-12. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 0.4. Portland has a division record of 9-4 and a conference record of 24-20. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 11.9 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.8 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dallas averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Portland averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 17th with 14.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Mavericks average 100.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Trail Blazers score 107.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 115.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.4 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 108.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-33-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-34-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 40-31-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 41-29-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/22/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. Portland
03/17/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder out for season
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
03/17/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Portland
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