Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks - 8/11/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (33-39) at Dallas Mavericks (42-30)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win here after splitting their last 14 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.3 points and eight assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 13.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks could also use a win here after splitting their last 14 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 117 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29.1 points and 8.9 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.1 points and 9.5 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing 1.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 7-21 ATS in the last 28 meetings. The over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Dallas and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks continue to struggle on the defensive end and I don't expect much improvement playing on tired legs after a game yesterday. The Portland Trail Blazers have had up and down moments in the bubble as well, but they're finding ways to close these games finally, and they have a chance to get the eighth seed in the West. Entering the play-in games this weekend as the eighth seed is massive, as Portland would only have to win once rather than two in a row. The Portland Trail Blazers have everything under the sun to take this game seriously.
Give me the Trail Blazers here.