Friday, February 3, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Friday, February 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 19-30. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 100.0 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 22-28. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 110.0, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Wesley Matthews averages 15 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Damian Lillard averages 26.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Dallas averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Portland averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 14th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Blazers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 91.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 111.5. They get 97.4 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 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-23-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-28-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 22-28-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 28-22-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/02/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring expected to miss Friday vs. Portland
01/29/17 PG Deron Williams Toe out indefinitely
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
02/02/17 F Ed Davis Wrist "?" Friday vs. Dallas
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -5
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