Dallas Mavericks at Portland Blazers NBA Betting Tips 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 11 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a record of 28-42. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.7 as they average 108.2 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 43-27 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 113.9 points per game and surrender 110.3, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-30-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 31-38-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 40-30-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 36-34-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
03/18/19 F Maxi Kleber Wrist left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Portland
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/17/19 G CJ McCollum Knee is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Luka Doncic averages 21.1 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jusuf Nurkic averages 15.4 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Damian Lillard averages 26.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 108.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 10th in the league with 113.9 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Blazers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Blazers surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Mavericks are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Dallas is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Portland is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -11
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