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Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks in NBA odds tilt

Dallas MavericksPortland Trail Blazers
12-8December 07, 2013, 10:00 | Rose Garden17-3

Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Trail Blazers sport a record of 17-3 and 15-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 12-8 and 9-10-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-6 for the Trail Blazers and 9-11 for the Mavericks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Trail Blazers in this one found them as -5.5-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 206.5 at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 9 and the Mavericks sitting at No. 13. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 101-97 result in favor of the Trail Blazers today.

In their last action, Dallas was a 100-97 winner on the road against the Pelicans. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dallas got 21 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 100-97 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Portland was a 130-98 winner at home against the Jazz. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (228) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers blew out Utah on Friday, running up the score in a 130-98 win at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 8-rated squad against Dallas's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 3 in the league with 9.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 8.9 per outing.

Next up:
Dallas at Sacramento, Monday, December 9th
Portland at Utah, Monday, December 9th