Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks - 4/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (50-30) vs Portland Trail Blazers (27-53)

Game Info: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -18 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center. The Portland Trail Blazers look to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 17.3 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Josh Hart is averaging 14.5 points and 4 assists. Brandon Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 107.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.3 points and 8.7 assists, while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 16.4 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

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The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Trail Blazers last 8 overall. The over is 5-0 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings.

The Dallas Mavericks aren't a team I'm running to the window to lay massive chalk with, but they're still fighting for seeding, they have the rest advantage here, and they're at home. The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back, and they're fielding the worst roster in the league while getting smacked nightly. The Trail Blazers entered last night, losing their last five games by an average of 11.4 points, and then lost to the Pelicans by 31 points. It's hideous in Portland right now. Give me the Mavs and the chalk, but boy, this line is no joke.

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Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -18

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