Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Prediction - NBA Picks 1/5/24

Dallas Mavericks (20-15) vs Portland Trail Blazers (9-24)

Game Info: Friday, January 5, 2024 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -10.5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off losses to the Suns and Mavericks. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 49 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 26.1 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Anfernee Simons ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FT% (92.9%) this season.
  • Jerami Grant ranks 9th amongst qualified Forwards for 3P% (41.6%) this season.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Warriors and Trail Blazers this week while losing to the Jazz. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 118.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 117.4 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.7 points and 9.3 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Luka Doncic is the only player to have recorded a 40+ point triple-double this season.
  • Kyrie Irving ranks 16th amongst qualified players for FT% (88.4%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Mavericks rank 1st in the league for turnovers per game this season (12.1).
  • The Mavericks ranks 1st in the league for turnover percentage this season (10.6%).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.5).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 1st in the league for Q4 opponent points per game this season (25.5).

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction

The Dallas Mavericks are as healthy as they've been with the return of Kyrie, and they're fresh off beating the Trail Blazers by 29 points on Wednesday. In fact, the Mavs have won 3 meetings against the Trail Blazers since December, and all 3 wins were decided by double-digit points. The Portland Trail Blazers have failed to cover 5 of their last 7 games overall. Give me the Mavs in another beat down over Portland.

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -10.5

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