Tuesday, February 7, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 22-30. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 107.5 points per game while giving up 109.8 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 20-30. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.6 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of -2.5.
C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 26 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Wesley Matthews averages 15.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Portland averages 107.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Blazers allow 109.8 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 categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Dallas averages 97.6 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 11.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.1 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 statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 97.3 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 91.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 22-30-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 29-23-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-23-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-28-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Denver
02/05/17 PG Devin Harris Illness is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Denver
01/29/17 PG Deron Williams Toe out indefinitely
01/21/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -2.5
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