Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 1/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+2)
Moda Center is the location where the Portland Trail Blazers will meet the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Dallas opens as 2-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 228.
The Mavericks played the Lakers and walked away with a win by a score of 119-115 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Mavericks finished with 26 while the Lakers had 18 personal fouls. They converted 10 of 41 shots from distance. Los Angeles finished the game at 63.0% at the free throw line by converting 17 of 27 shots. Moreover, Los Angeles grabbed 56 boards (14 offensive, 42 defensive) and added 9 blocks. Los Angeles recorded 24 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. When it comes to defense, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 39.3% from the floor on 44 out of 112 shooting. They also recorded 25 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected a total of 54 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 9 of 17 tries for a rate of 52.9%. Dallas walked away from the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (48 out of 96) and made 14 out of their 42 three-point shots.
Luka Doncic is a guy who played a role in this game. He totaled 35 points on 14 out of 28 shooting. He was on the court for 53 mins and also collected 14 rebounds. Doncic finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 13 dimes.
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Dallas comes into this one with a mark of 24-19 for the year. They average 112.3 points per game (20th in basketball) on 46.9% from the field. The Mavericks are connecting on 35.6% on shots from downtown (627 of 1,759) and 74.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Dallas is snagging 39.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 936 assists on the campaign, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 12.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 21.0 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 22.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 8th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,029 conceded on the season. The Mavericks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.7% (1,748 of 3,668) and they surrender 44.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 35.1% on three-point shots while they are 7th in the league in points per game allowed (111.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Trail Blazers took a loss by a score of 119-113 when they faced the Cavaliers. In regard to cleaning the glass, Portland permitted Cleveland to get 44 in all (12 on the offensive glass). They shot 31.8% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 22 and ended up shooting 24 of 31 from the free throw line (77.4%). The Trail Blazers permitted the Cavaliers to convert 44 of their 89 attempts from the field which had them shooting 49.4% for this contest. Overall, the Trail Blazers shot 40 for 78 from the field which had them at 51.3%. In reference to three-point attempts, Portland converted 11 of 33 attempts (33.3%). They were able to make 22 of the free throws for a clip of 75.9%. The Cavaliers committed 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for 29 shots. They turned it over 16 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Trail Blazers recorded 31 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in the game.
Damian Lillard ended up having an impact for the Trail Blazers for the game. He buried 16 of 28 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and added 2 rebounds. Lillard racked up 50 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and earned 3 dimes in this contest.
Portland has a record of 19-22 this season. As an offense, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 47.7% from the field, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Portland has earned 4,595 points so far this season (112.1 per game) and they collect 43.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.0 times per contest (21st in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.8 times per contest. The Trail Blazers are responsible for committing 20.9 fouls per contest and they hit 77.2% from the charity stripe.
The Portland defense surrenders 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (465 of 1,298) and their opposition makes 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 25.2 assists and 41.3 rebounds every game, which ranks 15th and 3rd in the NBA. The Trail Blazers on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in points given up per game with 112.1. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (18th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland (-2)
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