Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 8/11/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
HP Field House is the venue where Seth Curry and the Dallas Mavericks (43-30, 2nd in the Southwest Division) will play the Portland Trail Blazers (33-39, 4th in the Northwest Division) on Tuesday. The Blazers cover the spread 44.9% of the time, having gone 31-38-3 ATS. Dallas is covering 52.9% of the time, going 37-33-3 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
08/10/20 C Hassan Whiteside Hip is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Dallas
06/28/20 SF Trevor Ariza Personal is out for season
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
08/10/20 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Portland
08/10/20 SF Dorian Finney-Smith Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Portland
08/10/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Portland
06/29/20 C Willie Cauley-Stein COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 SG Courtney Lee Calf is out for season
02/24/20 PG Jalen Brunson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Damian Lillard averages 29.3 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Seth Curry averages 12.3 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Tim Hardaway Jr. averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.9 per game. The Blazers allow 115.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the league with 117 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.3 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Mavericks surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 27th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Portland is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Dallas is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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