Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 12/27/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Monday, December 27, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Moda Center is where the Portland Trail Blazers (13-19) will take on the Dallas Mavericks (15-17) on Monday.
The Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Jazz and took a loss by a final of 120-116 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Mavericks ended up finishing with 31 while the Jazz accumulated 14 personal fouls. They also buried 12 of 36 tries from beyond the perimeter. Utah finished the contest at 75.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 28 of 37 tries. Moreover, Utah had 36 boards (13 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Utah distributed 49 dimes and had 24 steals in the matchup. In relation to defense, Dallas allowed 44.4% from the field on 40 of 90 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists in this matchup in addition to creating 6 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 43 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 30 of 35 tries for a percentage of 85.7%. Dallas wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 89) and made 10 out of their 30 3-point shots.
Kristaps Porzingis is one guy who was a factor in this game. Porzingis ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor and earned 3 assists. He saw the court for 34 minutes and snagged 9 rebounds. He finished with 27 points on 8 out of 18 shooting.
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Dallas enters this game with a win-loss mark of 15-17 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 104.8 points per outing (26th in the NBA) while hitting 44.3% from the floor. The Mavericks are shooting 32.5% on three-point attempts (395 of 1,216) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Dallas is grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 734 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Mavericks have forced 13.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.6 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (105.1). The Mavericks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.1% (1,257 of 2,728) and they concede 45.3 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 18th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 779 relinquished this season.
For their last game, the Trail Blazers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 111-97 against the Pelicans. The Trail Blazers recorded 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in the game. They also turned it over 10 times, while recording 12 steals in the game. The Pelicans earned 15 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.7%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Portland knocked down 13 out of their 34 tries (38.2%). Overall, the Trail Blazers finished the game shooting 35 for 78 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9%. The Trail Blazers allowed the Pelicans to knock down 42 out of their 80 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.5% in this contest. They went 36.4% from distance by going 12 of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). Concerning rebounding, Portland permitted New Orleans to get 36 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Damian Lillard pitched in for the Trail Blazers in this contest. He made 13 out of 24 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 54.2%, and earned 2 rebounds. Lillard scored 39 points in his 40 mins on the court and had 7 dimes for this game.
Portland has a mark of 13-19 on the campaign. The Trail Blazers are committing 19.2 fouls every game and they go 78.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.8 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 14.2 times per game. Portland has accounted for 3,460 pts on the season (108.1 per contest) and they grab 43.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Trail Blazers are hitting on 45.2% from the field, which ranks them 18th in basketball.
The Trail Blazers are ranked 26th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 111.0. They are forcing 13.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the field (29th in basketball). The Portland defense surrenders 37.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (431 of 1,148) and their opposition makes 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 25.5 dimes and 43.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 27th and 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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