Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Prediction
Will the Mavericks cash for bettors as a home underdog tonight when they host the Trail Blazers at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mavericks are now 1-point home underdogs versus the Trail Blazers after opening as a 2.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 207 and has been bet down to 204.5.
The Trail Blazers have lost six of their last 10 games both on the hardwood and at the betting window. In their 105-99 loss to the Thunder on Sunday, Damian Lillard scored 29 points on 9-of-22 shooting and is probable to play tonight despite dealing with a sprained right ankle.
The Mavericks have won in six of their last 10 games and are 7-3 against the spread over that same span. They did fall to the Nuggets on Monday 110-87, a loss that snapped a four-game winning streak. In the loss, Yogi Ferrell shot 4-of-11 from the field while finishing with 15 points, five assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block.
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OUR PREDICTION: The Trail Blazers are just 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 games versus the Mavericks and have dropped four of their last five games in Dallas. The Mavericks, meanwhile, are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six home games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall, and are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four games coming off a loss.
NBA TUESDAY PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS +1