Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks - 12/16/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (14-14) vs Portland Trail Blazers (16-12)

Game Info: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 222 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 have won 5 of their last 6 games. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last 8 games.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.8 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 23.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33 points and 8.7 assists, while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 16.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Christian Wood is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game.

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The Trail Blazers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mavericks are 3-10-2 ATS in their last 15 home games and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall. The over is 7-3 in Mavericks last 10 overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Dallas Mavericks are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, but they're not playing good ball right now, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 7.4 points. The Portland Trail Blazers head into this game with the better form, and they've been a tough out all year, which includes losing by an average of just 2.8 points as an underdog. It's hard to turn down the free buckets with the Trail Blazers based on the current form of both clubs.

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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +3.5

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