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Mavericks vs Trail Blazers Betting Preview

Portland Trail BlazersDallas Mavericks
April 16, 9:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

48-34TEAM RECORD57-25

American Airlines Center features an NBA battle between the host Dallas Mavericks and the visiting Portland Trail Blazers in betting action on Saturday.

The Mavericks are 57-25 so far on the season, and 43-37-2 ATS vs. the number. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are 48-34 and 43-35-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 46-35-1 and the Trail Blazers go 39-42-1 on the totals.

View Portland vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Dallas opened as 5.5-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. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 101-98.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 14-rated squad against Portland's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 8 in the league with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 6.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 96.7 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

In their last action, Portland was a 110-86 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Portland was run off the court by the Warriors on Wednesday as Golden State blasted them 110-86 at Oracle Arena.

In their last action, Dallas was a 121-89 winner at home against the Hornets. They covered the 10.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The battle between the Mavericks and Hornets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New Orleans was handed a 121-89 defeat on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Trail Blazers at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Portland's last 13 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games on the road
Dallas is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Portland
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas's last 13 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland at Dallas, Tuesday, April 19
Dallas home to Portland, Tuesday, April 19