Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Prediction
Are the Dallas Mavericks a good bet to beat the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night? The teams will tip-off at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the game is currently a pick'em between these two teams. The line also opened as a pick'em so as of this writing there has been no movement on the line. As for the total, the number hit the board at 208.5 and that's where it currently sits.
Who Public Bettors Like: Portland. According to NBA Public Betting page the Blazers are receiving 71% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks.
Who We Like: Dallas. The Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last nine games against the Mavericks and are just 1-5 against the number in their last six trips to Dallas. They're also 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 Friday games, are 0-3-1 at the betting window in their last four road games, and are 1-3-1 against the number in their last five games versus opponents from the Southwest.
The Mavs, meanwhile, are 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games following an ATS loss, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games versus NBA opponents from the Northwest Division, and are 13-4-1 at the betting window in their last 18 games versus an opponent with a winning record. They're also 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 conference matchups.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS PK