Trail Blazers vs Mavericks NBA Odds & Pick

Trail Blazers vs Mavericks NBA Odds & Pick

Written by on December 4, 2018

Portland started the season hot. Since then, they’ve fallen into the ice age. Can the Trail Blazers pick it up against a surprisingly above .500 Dallas Mavericks squad on Tuesday night? Check out the latest NBA odds and analysis when the Blazers battle the Mavs!

Trailblazers vs Mavericks NBA Odds & Pick

Why Portland Trailblazers are a good bet at +2?

The Blazers have gone 1-5 in their last, but all 5 losses were to decent teams:  100-143 at Milwaukee, 97-125 at Golden State, 100-104 versus the L.A. Clippers, 112-113 against Denver, and 118-131 at San Antonio.

Portland beat Orlando, the team that most resembles the Dallas Mavericks. It wouldn’t take much for the Trailblazers to beat the Mavericks on Tuesday night. Mostly healthy, Portland can win straight up.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 113
  • Field Goal %: 45.7
  • 3-Point %: 35.8
  • Free Throw %: 82.4
  • Rebounds/G: 49.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 111.7
  • Field Goal %: 45.8
  • 3-Point %: 37.6
  • Free Throw %: 74.2
  • Rebounds/G: 44.1

Why Dallas Mavericks are a good bet at -2?

Are the Mavericks a safe bet for Tuesday night?

The Dallas Mavericks have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA in their last 10. The Mavs have won 8 of 10. Some of the 8 wins were downright scary impressive.

Dallas beat Golden State 112-109, Oklahoma City 111-96, and the Boston Celtics 113-104. They also beat Houston 128-108 in Houston. Mavericks are on fire right now. They should take down Portland and easily cover the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 110.8
  • Field Goal %: 46.1
  • 3-Point %: 35.8
  • Free Throw %: 75.4
  • Rebounds/G: 45.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 108.9
  • Field Goal %: 46.3
  • 3-Point %: 35.8
  • Free Throw %: 77.1
  • Rebounds/G: 42.0

NBA Betting Trends for Trail Blazers vs Mavericks

  • Portland is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Portland is 1-5 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 8 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games when playing Portland

Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Final NBA Betting Analysis:

On paper, Portland looks like the better team. But, chemistry has a lot to do with what teams are successful in the NBA. The Mavericks play well together because every player knows his role. Nobody steps over the toes of any other player.When it comes to Tuesday’s battle, the Mavs are upgraded if Luka Doncic and his 18.4 points, 6.5 boards, and 4.3 assists, are able to hit the court. Doncic makes the Mavs a -6 favorite in this. Either way, even if Doncic doesn’t play, Dallas gets the nod. They’re playing too well right now.NBA Betting Pick: Dallas Mavericks -2