Portland Blazers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 4/3/2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Portland Blazers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5 point favorites.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 48-29. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 23-54. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 42-30-5 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 33-44-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-37-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-43-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
04/01/18 F Ed Davis Ankle is out indefinitely
03/27/18 F Maurice Harkless Knee is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/01/18 G Jose Juan Barea Personal is probable Tuesday vs Portland
03/11/18 G Wesley Matthews Leg is out indefinitely
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.7 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Damian Lillard averages 26.7 points per contest in 36.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.6 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Harrison Barnes has scored 18.9 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 12 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 24.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 106.1 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.97 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.5 per game. The Blazers allow 103.1 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 20.1 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 28th in the NBA with 102.3 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.65. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.1 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.6. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Mavericks give up 104.9 points per game, which ranks them 12th 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 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 45.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Portland is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Dallas is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Mavericks are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +5
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