Blazers vs. Mavericks Prediction
Are the Dallas Mavericks giving up too many points at home when they play host to the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at 9:30PM ET?
543 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 544 Dallas Mavericks
Friday, January 17, 2020
9:30PM ET – American Airlines Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Mavericks are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 228.5 points. The public betting currently has 72 percent going on Dallas as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers look for 3-game win streak
Portland has won its last two games, besting the Hornets at home and the Rockets on the road. The Blazers are now 18-24 on the season, 9-14 on the road, 16-24-2 against the spread and 22-20 with the under.
The Blazers are putting up 111.7 points per game this season while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Defensively, Portland is giving up 113.6 points per game while opponents shoot 44.4 percent from the field. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 26.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists per contest. CJ McCollum is adding 21.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
Mavs look for fourth straight
Dallas comes in on a three-game win streak following a 127-123 win at Sacramento on Wednesday. The Mavs are 2-0-1 against the spread during the win streak. Dallas is 26-15 on the season, 12-10 at home, 21-18-2 against the spread and 25-16 with the over.
The Mavericks are one of the stronger offenses in the league, averaging 116.6 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 109.3 points per game while opponents shoot 44.9 percent from the floor. Kristaps Porzingis has been out for weeks with a knee injury. He is questionable to return to action tonight. He averages 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest. Luka Doncic is leading the team with 28.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games following a win.
The Mavericks are 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.
The Blazers won the first meeting between the two in Dallas on Oct. 27. Portland has been a tough team to peg. They have a lot of ups and a lot of downs. They have the talent, but can’t seem to sustain a high level of play. The Mavericks have been quite interesting at home, as they are barely over .500. They haven’t really been able to pull away from many opponents and I think they will have their hands full with Portland’s guards tonight. The Mavs could still be without a key piece, so I think they will struggle to really pull away from Portland.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers +7.5