Friday, November 4, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, November 4, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 2-3. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 110.6 points per game while giving up 115.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 0-4. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.0 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -8.5.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 32.6 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.8 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 15.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1 assist per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Portland averages 110.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.2 per game. The Blazers allow 115.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 59 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Dallas averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 4th with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 45% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Mavericks force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 100.5 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 5-0-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/26/16 PG Devin Harris Toe expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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