Mavericks set to host the Trail Blazers
The Dallas Mavericks are a dominant 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the Portland Trail Blazers as those Western clubs hit the floor together on Saturday.
And the Mavericks topped the Blazers in their only meeting so far this season, beating them 108-106 as a 5.5-point road underdog in Portland back on December 7.
That made the OVER/UNDER 7-3 in the last 10 games between the two teams.
The Mavericks sport a record of 24-17 and 22-18-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 30-9 and 23-16 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-20 for the Mavericks and 27-12 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
This game pits the Mavericks, currently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Trail Blazers, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-98 victory for the Trail Blazers.
The Trail Blazers were a 109-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of UNDER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Portland over San Antonio, 109-100, on Friday at AT&T Center.
The Mavericks were a 110-107 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Suns. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. Monta Ellis scored 24 points leading the Mavericks to a 110-107 victory over Phoenix at US Airways Center on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 103.85 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 25 at 102.69 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.13% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.62% per game.
Portland at Houston, Monday, January 20th
Dallas at Cleveland, Monday, January 20th