Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/14/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers (19-22) vs Dallas Mavericks (24-19)

Game Info: Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -1 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Dallas Mavericks have won 6 of their last 9 games. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 5 straight games.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 34.3 points and 8.8 assists, while Christian Wood is averaging 18.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.2 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.

The Mavericks are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Mavericks last 9 road games. The under is 8-2 in Trail Blazers last 10 overall. The Mavericks are 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Portland and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Portland Trail Blazers I guess are going to get the benefit of the doubt because they're 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 Dallas Mavericks are banged up, and they've had issues as well, especially as underdogs, where they lose by an average of 10.6 points. Still, getting the Mavs as an underdog against a Trail Blazers that's free-falling feels like a steal.

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks +1

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