Portland Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+3.5)
American Airlines Center is the venue where and the Dallas Mavericks (13-14) will take on the Portland Blazers (15-10) on Sunday. Dallas opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 235.5.
The Portland Blazers took the court against the Cleveland Cavaliers and walked away with a win by a score of 129-110 in their last game. Portland ended having earned a 51.8% field goal percentage (43 of 83) and made 13 out of their 35 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Blazers made 30 of their 33 tries for a percentage of 90.9%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected 45 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 16 assists in the matchup while getting 3 steals and 4 blocks. When it comes to defending, Portland allowed their opponent to shoot 43.7% from the floor on 38 out of 87 shooting. Cleveland recorded 20 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Cavaliers totaled 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Cleveland ended up shooting 70.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 26 of 37 shots. They buried 8 out of their 23 shots from distance.
Gary Trent is a player who was a factor in this game. He ended up walking away with 26 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 36:24 mins played and also pulled down 3 boards. Trent went 66.7% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in the matchup for the Blazers was Enes Kanter. He pulled down 13 boards and had 2 dimes. He shot 81.8% from the floor for this game by shooting 9-of-11 (21 points). When the final whistle blew, Kanter saw the court for 27:05 minutes.
Portland heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 15-10 on the year. They cough up possession 11.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.5 fouls every game. As a team, Portland is collecting 44.6 boards per game and has tallied 495 dimes this season, which is 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Blazers are connecting on 38.3% on shots from distance (401 of 1,048) and 83.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.2 pts per game (4th in the league) while connecting on 44.2% from the field. Defensively, the Blazers are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 fouls. They rank 15th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 629 conceded this season. The Blazers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.6% (336 of 464) and they relinquish 46.6 boards per game as a team. They surrender 36.9% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 25th in basketball in points per game allowed (115.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Mavericks took home the win by a final score of 143-130 when they faced the New Orleans Pelicans. The Mavericks recorded 32 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the contest. They rejected 2 tries while earning 4 steals for the matchup. The Pelicans had 19 fouls for this game which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to make 16 of those for a rate of 76.2%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Dallas made 25 of their 45 attempts (55.6%). In all, the Mavericks finished the game shooting 51 out of 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 58.0%. The Mavericks permitted the Pelicans to convert 48 of their 90 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 53.3% in this matchup. They went 45.9% from 3-point land by shooting 17 of 37 and finished the contest at 17 out of 23 from the free throw line (73.9%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Dallas allowed New Orleans to collect 38 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Luka Dončić pitched in for the Mavericks for the matchup. He made 17 out of 30 in the game giving him a rate of 56.7%, which got him 46 points. Dončić snagged 8 rebounds in his 40:01 minutes of time on the court and had 12 assists for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Kristaps Porziņģis. He totaled 36 points in his 32:19 minutes on the hardwood via 13 of 21 shooting for this game. Porziņģis wrapped this one up going 61.9% from the field while collecting 2 assists and 7 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 13-14 so far this season. The Mavericks are committing 21.0 fouls per game and they connect on 77.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.2 times per game (23rd in the league) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. Dallas has tallied 3,042 points on the year (112.7 per game) and they average 42.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Mavericks are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in the league. The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 24th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 114.4. The Dallas defense surrenders 37.3% on shots from distance (367 of 983) and their opponents are making 77.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 24.1 dimes and 45.8 total rebounds per game, ranking them 12th and 23rd in the NBA. They have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (+3.5)
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