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Pointspread favors Mavericks in battle with Trail Blazers

Portland Trail BlazersDallas Mavericks
April 6, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

26-29TEAM RECORD31-24

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Portland when they hit take on the Mavericks on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

The Mavericks are 31-24 so far on the season, and 28-27 ATS vs. the number. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are 26-29 and 26-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 26-29 and the Trail Blazers go 29-26 on the totals.

View Portland vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mavericks are listed as 7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 191.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mavericks at No. 10 and the Trail Blazers at No. 21 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Mavericks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 14-rated squad against Portland's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 6 in the league with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.5 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland was a 101-88 winner in its last match at home against the Nets. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 189 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Portland got 24 points from LaMarcus Aldridge en route to a 101-88 victory over New Jersey on Wednesday at Rose Garden.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 95-85 winner as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Memphis was victimized for 23 points and 10 rebounds by Dirk Nowitzki as the Mavericks defeated the Grizzlies 95-85 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a win are 0-10

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Trail Blazers at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Portland's last 17 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas's last 14 games
Dallas is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland at Milwaukee, Saturday, April 7
Dallas at Memphis, Saturday, April 7

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