Portland Blazers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/26/2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Portland Blazers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1 point favorites.
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The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 26-22. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 16-32. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per contest and giving up 104.1, which is a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 22-23-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 20-28-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-23-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-27-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/25/18 C Jusuf Nurkic Elbow injured last game, is probable Friday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
01/25/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Illness is "?" Friday vs Portland
01/24/18 PG Devin Harris Concussion is OUT next 3 games
Damian Lillard comes into this game averaging 25.3 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 92%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.5 points per contest in 36.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Dennis Smith has scored 14.7 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 104.5 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.21 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 103.3 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 19.8 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 24th in the NBA with 102.4 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.71. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.4. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Mavericks give up 104.1 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 45.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 23rd. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Dallas is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 13th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -1
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