Mavericks take on Trail Blazers in hoops contest
Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Mavericks of Dallas hit the hard court against the Trail Blazers of Portland.
The Mavericks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 30-29 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trail Blazers are 28-31 ATS. Dallas is 29-30 against the total, while Portland is 32-27 versus the number.
The Trail Blazers are listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 191.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers - Mavericks odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Portland is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-96 win for the Mavericks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 97.4 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 7 at 93.7 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.3 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 112-103 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Golden State was scorched by Dirk Nowitzki for 27 points as the Mavericks defated the Warriors 112-103 in NBA action on Thursday.
In their last action, Portland was a 118-110 winner at home against the Warriors. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (228) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 34-point performance from Jamal Crawford as Portland handed Golden State a 118-110 defeat on Wednesday at Rose Garden.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 9-1
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 1-9
A few Mavericks at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Dallas's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 10 games
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games at home
Dallas at LA Lakers, Sunday, April 15
Portland at Sacramento, Sunday, April 15