Free NBA Pick: Trail Blazers vs Mavericks NBA Odds
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(22-30) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks ()
Tuesday NBA sees a rematch from last week between the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.
When the two faced off Friday night on ESPN, it was Dallas getting off to a hot start, led by the unlikeliest of sources: Yogi Ferrell, who at the time was on a 10-day contract but has since earned himself a two-year deal to stay with the Mavs.
Although Portland came back in that one to make it a game late, Dallas snuck away with a 108-104 road win.
Tuesday’s contest opened up with a line 2.5 points in the Mavericks’ favor; however, that has slipped down to a single point about 24 hours ahead of tipoff.
*All statistics, rankings, standings and records are accurate as of this writing at 5:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 6.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers enter this contest averaging 107.5 points per contest. That number is good enough for ninth in the league, and the team is led by its star backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
Defensively, this group is giving up 109.8 points per game. That number is only good enough for 26th in the NBA, and as good as the duo of Lillard and McCollum are at putting the ball in the basket, they’re part of the problem when it comes to subpar defense.
The Blazers are in the midst of a stretch that has seen them drop last two — three of their last four.
Against Dallas, they need to put pressure on the backcourt.
Deron Williams may or may not sit this one out, but even if he does, we know what Wes Matthews can do as a three-and-D presnence and we’re quickly learning what Yogi Ferrell can do as one of the league’s most surprising up-and-comers.
The Mavs are averaging 97.6 points per game. If that number sounds low, that’s because it is.
Dallas is averaging the fewest points of any team in the NBA.
The good news is that the team is averaging better than 109 points per game over it’s last six wins. The even better news? They only have one loss in their last seven outings.
Defensively, Dallas is giving up just 100.1 points per game. That number is good enough for fourth in the NBA.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
The Trail Blazers have struggled to find much consistency this season. The Mavs, on the other hand, are on a roll.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Dallas -1
Don’t expect Ferrell to have another career night, but against a backcourt that struggles to defend, he (along with Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews and Seth Curry) could be difference-makers in a close contest.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 105 – Portland Trail Blazers 99
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