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NBA Matchup - Mavericks Trail Blazers Odds Preview

Portland Trail BlazersDallas Mavericks
42-19March 07, 2014, 08:30 | American Airlines Center36-26

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Dallas and Portland on Friday, with the host Mavericks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Supporters of the Trail Blazers have seen them go 42-19 and 33-28 ATS so far this season, while the Mavericks are at 36-26 and 33-28-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Mavericks are 34-28, while the Trail Blazers are 34-26-1.

View Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 217 at BetOnline and other shops.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Mavericks) and the No. 11 (Trail Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-98 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

The Mavericks were a 115-110 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Denver defeated Dallas, 115-110 at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 104.47 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.56 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.35% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.17% per game.

Next up:
Portland at Houston, Sunday, March 9th
Dallas home to Indiana, Sunday, March 9th