Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 1/14/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+1)
The Portland Trail Blazers will go up against the Dallas Mavericks at Moda Center on Saturday. Portland opens as 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 232.
The Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Lakers and notched a win by a score of 119-115 in their last contest. Dallas walked away from the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (48 out of 96) and made 14 out of their 42 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Mavericks made 9 of 17 tries for a rate of 52.9%. When discussing hauling in boards, they collected a total of 54 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 25 dimes for this game in addition to creating 9 turnovers and having 4 steals. With regard to defense, Dallas allowed the other team to go 39.3% from the field on 44 of 112 shooting. Los Angeles earned 24 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Los Angeles grabbed 56 rebounds (14 offensive, 42 defensive) and got 9 rejections. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 63.0% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 27 tries. They made 10 of 41 shots from beyond the arc. In the matter of fouls, the Mavericks ended up finishing with 26 and the Lakers racked up 18 fouls.
Luka Doncic is someone who was a factor in this game. He ended up scoring 35 points on 14 out of 28 shooting. He played for 53 minutes and collected 14 boards. Doncic walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 13 dimes.
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Dallas enters this one with a win-loss mark of 24-19 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.6 times per game and as a group they commit 21.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Dallas is pulling in 39.2 boards per game and is sitting with 936 assists for the season, which is 28th in basketball in terms of passing. The Mavericks are shooting 35.6% on shots from distance (627 of 1,759) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 112.3 pts per game (20th in the league) on 46.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Mavericks have forced 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 22.7 fouls. They are 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,029 surrendered for the campaign. The Mavericks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 47.7% (1,748 of 3,668) and they concede 44.2 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 35.1% on shots from downtown while they are 7th in basketball in opponents points per game (111.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Trail Blazers went home defeated by a final of 119-113 against the Cavaliers. Regarding how they rebounded, Portland allowed Cleveland to snag 44 overall (12 on the offensive glass). They went 31.8% from three-point range via 7 of 22 and finished the contest at 24 of 31 from the charity stripe (77.4%). The Trail Blazers allowed the Cavaliers to bury 44 of 89 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.4% in the matchup. When the game finished, the Trail Blazers shot 40 for 78 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.3%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Portland buried 11 of their 33 attempts (33.3%). They were able to knock down 22 of the free throws for a clip of 75.9%. The Cavaliers committed 19 fouls for the game which took the Trail Blazers to the free throw line for 29 shots. They turned it over 16 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Trail Blazers earned 31 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in this matchup.
Damian Lillard was important for the Trail Blazers for this contest. Lillard totaled 50 points in his 40 mins on the court and totaled 3 assists in this contest. He knocked down 16 of 28 for the game giving him a rate of 57.1%, and tallied 2 rebounds.
Portland has a win-loss record of 19-22 on the campaign. The Trail Blazers commit 20.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 77.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 24.0 times per game (21st in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 15.8 times per game. Portland has scored 4,595 pts this year (112.1 per game) and they collect 43.2 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Trail Blazers are shooting 47.7% from the field, which is ranked 12th in basketball.
The Trail Blazers on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in points allowed per game with 112.1. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (17th in the league). The Portland defense concedes 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (465 of 1,298) and their opponents are knocking down 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 25.2 dimes and 41.3 rebounds per game, which ranks them 14th and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland (-1)
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