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Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction & Betting Tips 12/16/2023

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks 12/16/2023:
  • Take the Mavericks on the moneyline
  • The Mavericks should also cover at -5
  • Our NBA model projects 215 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Preview

Betting on today’s Mavericks and Trail Blazers game? Catch the action at Moda Center in Portland, OR, as the Trail Blazers hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ROOT.

In this Western matchup, the Mavericks are the betting favorite against the Trail Blazers. The over/under for the game is 235 points. Check out BetCoco for Portland Trail Blazers – Dallas Mavericks odds

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Over their previous five games against the Trail Blazers, the Mavericks have put together a record of 3-2. When looking back over the last ten head to head meetings between the Mavericks and Trail Blazers, the Mavericks hold the edge with an ATS record of 6-4.

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Dallas has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Trail Blazers offense has averaged 109 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Portland posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Mavericks have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-0 in these scenarios.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction

So far this season, the Mavericks are 15-9 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In Western Conference play, the Mavericks are 10-7 and are 5-2 in non-conference play.

Currently, Dallas holds an above .500 ATS record of 13-11 so far this year. During this season, Dallas has a 11-6 record against the spread as favorites and 2-5 as underdogs.

The over/under record for this season for the Mavericks is 17-7-0. The average points per game in their played games is 245.0, with an average over/under line of 233.5.

The Mavericks’ offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 101 points against the Timberwolves. In that game, they made 7/32 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 47%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Luka Doncic who comes into today’s matchup averaging 32.3. Kyrie Irving also heads into the game with a PPG average of 23.

Currently, the Mavericks’ defense holds the 21st rank in the NBA, allowing 117.0 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 54.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.0% of their three-point attempts.

With an overall record of 6-17, the Trail Blazers are looking to improve their standing by beating the Mavericks. When facing Western Conference teams, the Trail Blazers are 2-13 compared to a 4-4 record in non-conference games.

So far, Portland is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 11-12. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 9-5 compared to a 2-7 record vs. the spread at home.

Portland currently holds an over/under record of 11-12-0 for the season. They have an average over/under line of 223.4 in their games, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is -2.9.

In their recent matchup, the Trail Blazers offense ended with 114 points against the Jazz. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.7% and made 16 threes. Scoot Henderson led the scoring for the Trail Blazers, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Toumani Camara chipped in with 18 points.

So far, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 15th in the league at 113.7 points per contest.

On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.8% and allowing 33.0% from beyond the arc.

Our prediction for this game is that the Mavericks will come out on top with a projected score of 114-101.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Tips

  • Take the Mavericks on the moneyline
  • The Mavericks should also cover at -5
  • Our NBA model projects 215 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report

  • Jerami Grant – Concussion – Probable
  • Robert Williams III – Knee – Out

Dallas Mavericks Injury Report

  • Kyrie Irving – Foot – Out
  • Seth Curry – Ankle – Questionable
  • Maxi Kleber – Toe – Out
  • Josh Green – Elbow – Out

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