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Mavericks vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Where: Portland at Moda Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 15th
  • Betting Odds POR -6, DAL +196 | POR -242 O/U OFF

The Mavericks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 24-20. So far, the team has gone 15-27-2 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Dallas has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

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Dallas is trying to bounce back from a 136-119 loss to the Trail Blazers. Going into this game, the team was 4 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Dallas did not outscore the Trail Blazers in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Spencer Dinwiddie, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 66.7% of his shots.

The Trail Blazers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-22. So far, the team has gone 23-19-0 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

In their previous game, the Trail Blazers took down the Mavericks by a score of 136-119. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 4 point favorites. Portland was able to maintain control throughout the game, as they outscored the Mavericks in each quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Damian Lillard, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 55.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Mavericks averaged 130.67 points per game vs Portland, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Mavericks saw a boost in scoring, the Trail Blazers averaged 102.33 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Dallas. This figure was similar to season-long average. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Mavericks have an average scoring margin of +16 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. In these contests, they averaged a combined 234 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Mavericks come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 112.5 points per game. The Mavericks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.8 made 3’s per game. Dallas is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 2nd in fewest turnovers per game.

So far, the Mavericks have played well defensively, as they are ranked 2nd in the league at 104.72 points per contest.

Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Christian Wood who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 18.2 points per game. At the time of this article, Wood is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 4th on the team in usage rate and is 59th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Dallas benefit from having both of their top scorers as Luka Doncic leads the team and is 1st in the league in scoring (33.8). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 6th in points allowed to point-guards.

The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 112.6 points per game. The Trail Blazers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.5 made 3’s per game. If the Trail Blazers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 97.6 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.

Currently, the Trail Blazers defense is ranked 27th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.11 points per game vs the unit.

Shooting Guard Anfernee Simons currently leads the Trail Blazers at 22.0 points per game. For the season, he is 69th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.8% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Simons is averaging 2.9 boards and 4.0 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 5th ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Jerami Grant enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 40 games, he is averaging 21.8 and is 89th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Mavericks vs Trail Blazers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Mavericks +6
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF

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