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2019-2020 NBA Regular Season
(18-24) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks (26-15)
Date: Friday, January 17th, 2020
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
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Friday night NBA action will see the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Dallas Mavericks. These teams have met once this season back in October. Portland won this game 121-119.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers won their second game in a row when they beat the Houston Rockets by a score of 117-107. They were an 8.5-point underdog in this game and now have another tough road test in front of them with Dallas.
Portland has an above average offense this season an average 111.7 points per game. They are the 11th best scoring offense in the NBA. However, they have been struggling at shooting the ball, averaging just 44.9%. From the three-point line, they shoot 35.8% and rank 12th in the league.
The Trail Blazers do most of their damage on offense with Damien Lillard and CJ McCollum. Lillard is the leading scorer, averaging 26.8 and McCollum is the second best scorer, averaging 21.9.
Although getting older, Carmelo Anthony has found a nice role in this Portland rotation. He is aaveraging 16.3 points per game. Furthermore, Hassan Whiteside has been locking down the post for Portland, averaging 15.6 points per game and 14 rebounds per game.
Defensively, is where Portland tends to have a ton of struggles. They allow an average of 113.6 points per game, which ranks them as the 21st best scoring defense in the league.
Teams do only shoot 44.4% from the field against them, so they have a top 10 defense in this regard.
Really the key to slowing down Dallas is stopping Luka Doncic. If they do this, they will be able to keep it close.
The Mavericks won their third straight game last time out against the Sacramento Kings. They did struggle near the end of that game, but getting the win has moved them to the 6th seed in the Western Conference.
Dallas is by far one of the best scoring teams this year, averaging 116.6 points per game. In fact, this ranks as the 3rd best scoring defense.
Shooting the ball, Dallas is only averaging 46.4% from the field, but they have a top 10 three-point shooting team at 36.3%.
I do not even have to explain how good Luka Doncic has been, but I will for the sake of this preview. Doncic is now averaging 28.8 points per game, 9 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per game. He leads the team in all three of these categories, further proving how important he is to this team.
The biggest injury to report is that of Kristaps Porzingis. He is dealing with right knee soreness and is listed as questionable for this game.
The Mavericks defense struggled against the Kings, but have overall been very solid. They are allowing 109.3 points per game, while allowing just 44.9% from the field.
They also are the 5th best team at defending the three, allowing 33.6% from deep range.
The obvious key for the Mavericks is slowing down either Lillard or McCollum. If both of these guys have huge nights, Dallas will be in trouble.
NBA Betting Trends:
- POR are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
- POR are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Dallas.
- POR are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
- POR are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- The Over is 7-3 in Dallas’ last 10 games against Portland.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Dallas is playing extremely well right now and have covered their last couple of games in a row. I will back Doncic and the Mavs to win this game.
Both offenses are playing well right now, yet they are each allowing way too many points. I look for another high scoring game and will take the over here in this game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 228.5
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