Sunday, March 20, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 36-34 and a road record of 15-22. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. Portland is 9-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-19. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 34-35 and a home record of 19-17. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -0.6. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 21-20. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.9 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 18.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Portland averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Dallas averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th 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 statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.3 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 108.5 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Mavericks score 104.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.1 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 40-30-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 40-29-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 35-33-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 33-34-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
03/17/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/19/16 F Chandler Parsons Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Portland
03/19/16 G Wesley Matthews Knee injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Portland
03/17/16 F Jeremy Evans Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Portland
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