The Mavericks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Trail Blazers in Portland at Rose Garden on Tuesday in NBA action.
Portland battles the Mavericks, currently with a 47-19 mark (34-30-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-33-1 for the Trail Blazers and 39-27 for the Mavericks.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 6 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-98 result in favor of the Mavericks is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 17 in the league with 41.2 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 8 with 7.8 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 96.7 points per game when on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in home scoring.
In their last action, Dallas was a 96-91 loser at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (187) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 96-91 against Los Angeles in NBA action at American Airlines Center.
In their last action, Portland was a 91-82 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Trail Blazers endured a 91-82 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from LaMarcus Aldridge at Philips Arena.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mavericks at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Dallas is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games
Dallas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Dallas's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games when playing Dallas
Portland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
Portland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
Dallas at Golden State, Wednesday, March 16
Portland home to Cleveland, Thursday, March 17