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(7-21) Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets (13-17)
Date: Wednesday December 21
Time: 10 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center Portland, OR
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The Mavs have lost 3 of their last 4 games and they are tied with the Nets and the 76ers for the fewest wins in the NBA. They faced the Blazers early in the season in Dallas and they lost by 10 points.
The Blazers are reeling, as they have lost 7 of their last 8 games including their last 3. They are now 4 games under .500 and there may not be a better team in the league to face than Dallas when mired in a losing streak.
In their last games the Blazers lost to the Sacramento Kings 126-121 and the Mavs lost to the Denver Nuggets 117-107.
The Mavs rank dead last in the league in points per game, but a solid 6th in opponents points per game.
In their loss to the Nuggets in their last game the Mavs scored 107 points and shot 53.1% from the field, but their usual solid defense did not show up allowing 117 points and Denver shot a scorching 57% from the floor.
Both teams shot over 50% from behind the 3-pt arc, but one key stat is that the Nuggets had 16 fast break points while the Mavs only had 5.
Deron Williams and Harrison Barnes both had solid games in the loss to the Nuggets combining for 42 points and 3 bench players stepped up to score at least 11 points.
Wesley Mathews is averaging over 15 ppg, but he struggled in the Denver game going for only 9 points on 3/11 shooting.
Injuries have hit the Mavs hard and .J. Barea and Dirk Nowitzki are still out, but should be seeing the court soon.
The Mavs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games facing the Blazers and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games facing them in Portland.
Dallas is tied with the Brooklyn Nets for the worst road record in the league (1-13).
The Blazers rank 6th in the league in points per game, but only 29th in opponents’ points per game.
The lack of defense is the reason the Blazers are losing and in their 3-game losing streak they are giving up an average of 131 ppg.
In their loss to the Kings in their last game the Blazers had a good shooting night at 51.2%, but they allowed Sacto to shoot 55.6% from the field and allowed DeMarcis Cousins to drop 55 points on them.
The game was a close until the 4th quarter when the Kings outscored the Blazers by 11 points.
Three players for the Blazers scored at least 24 points in the loss to the Kings led by C.J. McCollum who went for 36 points.
Damian Lillard is the team’s leading scorer and ranks 6th in the league in ppg and while he went for 24 points in the loss to Sacramento he was only 6/20 from the floor and he missed 8 of his 9 3-pointers.
Portland has been scoring, but their D has been just terrible. In 3 of their last 5 games they have scored at least 120 points and they lost all of those games.
The Blazers are 8-4 at home this season and in losing 7 of 8 games all of the losses came on the road.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DAL is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- DAL is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- DAL is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- PORT is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- PORT is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- PORT is 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
In their recent slide the Blazers have not been at home and in their only home game in their last 8 they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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They will get back to their winning ways in their house beating the Mavs and covering the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Blazers 114 – Mavericks 103
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