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Mavericks host Trail Blazers in basketball action

Portland Trail BlazersDallas Mavericks
Feb 11, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD16-11

Portland travels to Dallas on Saturday, hoping to boost its 15-12 mark with a victory over the Mavericks.

Dallas battles the Trail Blazers, currently with a 15-12 mark (14-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-16 for the Mavericks and 12-15 for the Trail Blazers.

View Portland vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Dallas opened as 5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 186 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 100-97.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 16-ranked offense (94.6 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 10 at 92.6 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 44.1% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 93.5 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

Portland won its last outing, a 94-86 result against the Hornets on February 10. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game OVER the total. Portland got 31 points from Jamal Crawford en route to a 94-86 victory over New Orleans on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 104-97 winner as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas got 33 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 104-97 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Target Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Trail Blazers at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Portland's last 16 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Portland's last 18 games on the road
Portland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
Dallas is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Dallas's last 16 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Dallas's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Portland home to Washington, Tuesday, February 14
Dallas home to LA Clippers, Monday, February 13