Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (23-16) vs Dallas Mavericks (21-18)
Game Info: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 234.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.5 points and 9.3 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30.5 points and eight assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 25.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite. The Trail Blazers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Mavericks are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland and 21-9 ATS in the last 30 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 4.4 points while shooting 48.7 percent from the field. The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back and while they got McCollum back in the mix, they're still a banged up team with limited depth. The Mavs have a clear advantage in this contest. I'll lay the bucket.