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Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Dallas travels to Portland on Sunday, hoping to boost its 37-39 mark with a victory over the Trail Blazers.
The Trail Blazers bring a 33-43 record (34-39-3 ATS) to the battle against the 37-39 Mavericks, who are 44-32 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 42-34 so far and the Mavericks go 45-29-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 20 and the Mavericks sitting at No. 18. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 99-98 result in favor of the Mavericks today.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 14-ranked offense (97.8 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.2 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.5 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
Dallas won its last outing, a 117-108 result against the Kings on April 5. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 225 combined points took the game OVER the total. Shawn Marion scored 25 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Dallas on Friday, leading the Mavericks to a 117-108 victory over Sacramento at Power Balance Pavilion.
In their last action, Portland was a 116-98 loser at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for OVER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 13 rebounds but Houston still won, 116-98, over Portland on Friday at Rose Garden.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Mavericks at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 10 games
Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
Dallas home to Phoenix, Wednesday, April 10
Portland home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, April 10