Mavericks vs Blazers predictions 1/23/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -1
Tim Hardaway and the Dallas Mavericks (27-16, 1st in the Southwest Division) head to Moda Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Portland Trail Blazers (19-26, 4th in the Northwest Division). Portland opens this contest as 1 point dogs. The O/U is set at 224.
The Mavericks are covering 53.7% of the time, having gone 22-19-2 ATS. Portland covers the spread 37.2% of the time, going 16-27-2 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
01/21/20 SG CJ McCollum Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
01/21/20 SF Trevor Ariza Acquired is probable Thursday vs Dallas
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Luka Doncic averages 29.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest. He averages 9.0 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 15.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.1 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Damian Lillard averages 27.9 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Dallas averages 116.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 47.6 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 114.1 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 48.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Portland is 13th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Blazers are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.2, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Portland is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Blazers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -1
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