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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-17) Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (13-19)
Date: Monday, December 27th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Mavericks -103 | Blazers +100 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
Monday, December 27th finds the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers tipping off in their first meeting of the 2021-22 season. The clubs will play once more in Portland on January 26th and finish the season series in Dallas on April 8th.
The Mavericks played on Christmas Day in a 116-120 losing effort to the Jazz while the Blazers haven’t played since Tuesday when they lost 97-111 to the Pelicans.
The Blazers hold the all-time record between the clubs with 88 wins in 164 meetings. Last season, the teams played three times with the Blazers winning two of the three contests.
Kudos to the severely undermanned Mavericks who pushed the Jazz right to the buzzer in the loss on Christmas Day. This was a concerted focused effort by the team who were missing Luka Doncic and several other core players.
Kristaps Porzingis registered 27 points, nine rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks while Jalen Brunson offered 27 points, six assists, two rebounds, and two steals.
Frank Ntilikina (17) and Brandon Knight (10) who was recently signed via a hardship 10-day deal were the other double-figure scorers.
Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber, Reggie Bullock, Trey Burke, and JaQuori McLaughlin are in health and safety protocols and ruled out for Monday.
Porzingis (toe) is questionable while Dorian Finney-Smith (illness) and Josh Green (conditioning) were upgraded to probable. Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) is out while Eugene Omoruyi (toe surgery) is out indefinitely.
Portland Trail Blazers
Of all the teams in the Western Conference, the one where it feels like a storm is coming is the Blazers.
So much has already happened this year starting in the offseason when new head coach Chauncey Billups was hired but didn’t get the warmest welcome since he wasn’t Lillard’s top pick plus the fan base had some questions about his past.
Then the man who hired him (GM Neil Olshey) underwent a code of conduct review and was fired following the investigation.
Throughout these months Damian Lillard has had to address constant rumors of his unhappiness or that he wants to leave coupled with a nagging abdominal injury that hasn’t allowed him to perform to his typical self.
CJ McCollum who is frequently tapped as the top trade bait to nab Ben Simmons was the most consistent Blazer but suffered a punctured lung and hasn’t played since December 4th.
They enter the week six games below .500 and are desperate to make a move up the ladder.
Nassir Little (ankle) is probable while Damian Lillard (personal) is questionable. Five in protocols — Robert Covington, Dennis Smith Jr., Ben McLemore, Trendon Watford, Keljin Blevins were all downgraded to out on Monday.
Cody Zeller (knee) and CJ McCollum (lung) are out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Blazers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
- The Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Dallas’ last 12 games.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Tough game to call not knowing if Lillard or Porzingis will play as the presence of one and not the other could shift the entire game. I’m leaning Portland because Dallas is equally decimated and these are the types of games the Blazers must convert to get back on track.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers +1.5
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