Portland Blazers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 1 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 13-10. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 113.0 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 11-10 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 110.8 points per game and surrender 108.9, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-7-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
12/03/18 G Evan Turner Achilles is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/03/18 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Teeth is probable Tuesday vs Portland
12/03/18 PG Luka Doncic Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Portland
12/03/18 F Maxi Kleber Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Portland
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum averages 21.5 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27.0 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Dennis Smith averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Luka Doncic averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Portland averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 42.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game. Dallas is 14th in the league with 110.8 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Mavericks are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.0.
The Blazers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Portland is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Dallas is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 11th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland +1
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