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Looking for Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Mavericks taking on the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Mavericks Trail Blazers matchup.
(36-34) Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Trail Blazers (40-30)
Date: Wednesday, March 20th
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -11
NBA Betting Total: 217½
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The Dallas Mavericks extended their losing streak as they could not build off the momentum of a rare victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in their prior outing. As a result, they fell in overtime to the New Orleans Pelicans despite a triple-double on behalf of leading scorer Luca Doncic, who had 29 points, 13 rebounds, along with 10 assists.
The Portland Trail Blazers atoned for a loss to the San Antonio Spurs by picking up a home win over the Indiana Pacers in their last time out. Minus CJ McCollum, the Trail Blazers were able to get 24 points along with 14 assists from Damian Lillard, who also went 4-9 from three-point range.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland has not had a problem recently in stringing together wins as they have been victorious in four of their last five outings, overall. As stated, they were able to atone for a huge loss to the Spurs as they came out on top at home versus a struggling Indiana Pacers squad with Damian Lillard leading the way.
Again, Lillard was able to score 21 points on the night while dishing out 14 assists in the contest as he picked up his second point / assist double-double in the last four outings for the Trail Blazers. Jusuf Nurkic also chipped in 16 points while grabbing seven rebounds in the contest for Portland as well.
As alluded to earlier, CJ McCollum will indeed be out for the Trail Blazers until late this month as he suffered a knee injury versus the San Antonio Spurs. On the other hand, his replacement in Jake Layman went 0-5 from the floor along with 0-3 from three-point range versus the Pacers.
Nonetheless, with their win over the Pacers, Portland won their second straight game at the Moda Center. Of course, they will also be looking for payback versus a Dallas Mavericks team that edged them 102 – 101 in their last meeting in February.
The Mavericks enter this game winners of only two of their last 10 games, overall. To make matters worse, Dallas has dropped their last four games away from American Airlines Center as their offense has averaged well under 100 points during these outings.
And while their offense wrapped up a two-game homestand averaging 123 points per game, the defense for the Mavericks was horrible during this time in allowing opponents to perform much too efficiently on the offensive end. Of course, this was certainly the case versus the New Orleans Pelicans.
The visitors shot 48% from the floor on the night while connecting on 12 3-pointers. Julius Randle pumped in 30 points along with nine rebounds in addition to Anthony Davis scoring 20 points while grabbing six rebounds in addition to dishing out five assists in victory.
On the other hand, aside from Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr struggled in going 7-18 on the night while pumping in 21 points for the Mavericks, in defeat. Dwight Powell along with Jalen Brunson also chipped in 16 points each for the Mavericks, who continue to be a bit too inconsistent on the offensive end in which to string together victories.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Mavericks last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Under is 6-2-1 in Mavericks last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Portland Over is 6-0-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Over is 6-0-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Under is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Even without McCullum in the lineup, expect Lillard along with Nurkic to continue to step up their performances in his absence. Also, the Trail Blazers have certainly played much better on the defensive end lately as well, as I feel strongly that they will pull out a 115 – 105 win over the Dallas Mavericks in this Wednesday night matchup.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Trail Blazers by 10
Again, the Mavericks have been atrocious on the road lately while the Blazers continue to shine at home.
With that being said, look for Portland to bring to this matchup a huge amount of focus and intensity as they will not only be looking to atone for an earlier loss of the Mavericks this season, but, they will also be looking to pull together as a team in which to compensate for a huge loss with McCullum on the beach.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Mavericks 105 – Trail Blazers 115
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