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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-18) Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (24
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Mavericks -155 | Blazers +135
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -3
NBA Betting Total: O/U 234
On Friday, March 19th the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers will meet for the second time this season. Portland won the initial match on February 14th by a score of 121-118.
The Trail Blazers hold the all-time record between the clubs with 87 wins in 162 meetings. Last season, the teams played on four occasions with each team taking two of the contests.
The Mavericks are playing some of their best ball of the season facing stiff competition. They’ve won 12 of their last 16 games and arrive in Portland riding the high of a big win versus the Clippers.
The Mavs defense is much improved as the 105-89 defeat of the Clippers highlighted. In recent weeks the Mavericks have also beaten the Hawks (x2), Celtics, Nets, and Blazers.
In the win versus LA, Luka Doncic led the way with 42 points connecting on six 3-pointers. Kristaps Porzingis delivered a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds.
All five starters reached double-figure scoring including Tim Hardaway (15), Josh Richardson (14), and Maxi Kleber (12). In an oddity, both reserve units scored just 11 points.
While the Mavericks were on fire from the perimeter shooting 44.1 percent on route to scoring 15 triples they also held the league-best 3-point shooting team to 28.1 percent.
Dorian Finney-Smith (personal) and James Johnson (health and safety protocols) are both questionable.
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard feasted on the New Orleans Pelicans for the second game in a row while the Blazers displayed arguably their best defensive effort of the season winning 101-93victory.
Tuesday’s match required a comeback and late game heriocs but Portland jumped on the Pelicans from the tip with jDame scoring 15 of the Blazers first 20 points.
He finished with 36 points, six rebounds and hit six 3-pointers. Oddly he had no assists and the Blazers as a whole only collected 10.
There is a calm present with CJ McCollum back and the knowledge Jusuf Nurkic should be returning soon and the team rolling again having won six of their last eight matches.
Enes Kanter (16 points, 13 rebounds) and Robert Covington (10 points, 10 rebounds) each registered double-doubles. Carmelo pitched in 15 points from the bench and McCollum scored 11 in his second game back.
Nurkic (wrist) is expected back at month end while Zach Collins (medial malleolus stress fracture to his ankle) remains out with no definitive return date.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
- The Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Five games separate the third and eighth seeds in the West with the Blazers in 6th and the Mavericks in 8th. Although there has been surprises this season both clubs figured to be in the mix and are still teams I believe will be in the top six by season end. .
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
With the rest advantage, I’m leaning to the Mavericks winning to set up a showdown on Sunday when they’ll play again and the winner of that contest would then hold a crucial tiebreak advantage.
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