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(19-30) Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (22-28)
Date: Friday February 3
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: PDX -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 206.5
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The Dallas Mavericks earned their 19th win of the season after they beat the Philadelphia 76ers in their last outing 113-95, while the Portland Trail Blazers were also able to earn the “W” after they beat the Charlotte Hornets in their last outing 115-98.
The Dallas Mavericks were able to beat a surging Philadelphia 76ers squad in their last game, and defense played a huge part in the outcome. The Mavs did an outstanding job defending the perimeter, and that forced Philly into taking tough, contested shots all night.
The 76ers hit just 27.3% of their three-point attempts, going 6/22 from deep. Those shooting percentages really plagued the offense because Philly normally either shoots three’s or try’s getting into the paint. However, the Dallas Mavericks weren’t allowing them to do that and that’s why they ended up falling behind.
But it also helped some that the 76ers didn’t have their star centre Joel Embid. Sidelined due to a knee injury, Embid wasn’t able to play and Jahlil Okafor took over for him and it didn’t go to well.
Yet, since next game their going to be challenged even more defensively, the Mavericks have to play with that same effort; because Dallas can’t fall asleep on Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum or else things can turn bad quickly for the team.
Portland Trail Blazers
After preaching about being a better defensive team for almost half the season, Portland finally stepped up to the task, and it ultimately worked in their favour. The Trail Blazers held the Hornets to just 98 points in the game, but that wasn’t what held Charlotte back.
Instead, it was the shots Portland forced Charlotte into taking that really changed the game. The Hornets made just 39.8% of their field goal attempts, and a putrid 35.5% of their three-point looks.
That terrible play on the offensive end forced Charlotte into playing catch-up the rest of the game. But it also helped that Allen Crabbe finally stepped up his scoring efforts for the Trail Blazers. In 29 minutes of action, Allen Crabbe scored 21 points, while shooting 5/10 from the field and 3/6 from deep.
His play allowed the Trail Blazers offense to be even better then usual, because Portland had a third scorer alongside Lillard and McCollum (a rarity in the Trail Blazers offense).
So if Allen Crabbe can continue doing that it’ll help the Trail Blazers playoff aspirations, because if Portland’s to make the postseason they’re going to need another scorer to put the ball in the basket. It can’t always be Lillard and McCollum, so Crabbe needs to step up once again.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
- Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Both teams are evenly matched, however the Mavericks have the slight edge in the experience department. So because of that, I’ll take Dallas to come out on top in this matchup due to the fact that they’re just the better team defensive team.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas 112 – Portland 110
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