Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers | Tip & Odds (16.12.2022)

Dallas Mavericks against Portland Trail Blazers on Dec 16, 2022, at 08:30 PM. Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers betting tips - NBA predictions. Stats comparison, H2H, odds, and Basketball analysis from our experts.
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Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game at American Airlines Center. Losers of 3 games in 4 outings the Mavs look to end a 4-game losing streak by the Portland Trail Blazers as the two teams meet for the 2nd time this regular season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas MavericksI know we are only in mid-December, but the Mavericks are in desperate need of wins right now after losing for the 3rd time in 4 games against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They managed just 90 points against the Cavs, far too low for a team that was in the Western Conference finals last season.

Luka Doncic did his bit with 30 points and 6 assists, but he just isn’t getting any quality help right now and there are already rumors about his unhappiness about that. Despite all that they are still 4-point favorites here, which is to be expected as they have been really solid at home winning 10 of their last 14 games. They also have a 117-112 win against the Blazers from earlier this season at that same building.

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail BlazersThe Blazers are on a 3-game win streak right now, some of that is due to a softer schedule, but this team is showing some really promising signs as the season progresses. The most important thing for them is to stay healthy and right now there are a couple of rotation players out, but the main guys Lillard, Grant, Simons and Nurkic are all playing.

They are 4th in the West after 28 games played, I think if you asked them where they would place before the season started, not a lot of their players would say this high. Tonight’s game will be a big test, but this team has been battle tested on the road this season going 9-6 SU in 15 games played. On the road they’ve covered the spread 11 times, including in 5 straight games against Western Conference teams.

It’s not an easy game to predict, but I have to give a slight edge to the Blazers here. They are in better form and just the atmosphere around the team is a lot better than what is going on in Dallas. Take Portland to cover.

Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions & Odds

A total of 229 points was scored in the 1st meeting of the season, which is a lot when you consider how slow the Mavericks play in home games this season. Their last game against Cleveland saw just 195 points between the two teams, but I have a feeling tonight’s game will be a high scoring one.

The Blazers have been on a roll scoring 120 or more points in 4 straight games, they are one of the elite three-point shooting teams in the NBA and the Mavs could struggle defending the perimeter.

Dallas is usually known for it’s solid defense, but over their last 3 outings they’ve allowed an average of 121 points per game, which ranks in the bottom 10 of the NBA. If we look at head-to-head meetings, 8 of the last 10 have gone over with an average of 239 points scored during that stretch. I think backing the point is a no-brainer in tonight’s game, so let’s go with that.

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