Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks odds, picks and predictions

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The Portland Trail Blazers (9-3) close out a 6-game road trip Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks (6-5). Tip-off is 8:30 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center.

Portland has won 4 of the first 5 games of its road trip so far. They are coming off a 106-95 win over the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday as 9-point underdogs. They have not allowed more than 107 points on their road trip.

The Mavericks lost both games of their recent road trip, most recently a 113-105 loss to the Washington Wizards Thursday when they were 6-point favorites. They have won 4 straight on their home court.

Trail Blazers at Mavericks odds

  • Moneyline (ML): Trail Blazers +160 (bet $100 to win $160) | Mavericks -200 (bet $200 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Trail Blazers +4.5 (-101) | Mavericks -4.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 217.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Trail Blazers at Mavericks key injuries

Trail Blazers

  • Jerami Grant (ankle) probable
  • Keon Johnson (hip) questionable
  • Jusuf Nurkic (groin) questionable
  • Gary Payton II (abdominal) out
  • Justise Winslow (ankle) probable

Mavericks

  • Davis Bertans (knee) out
  • Christian Wood (knee) probable

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Trail Blazers at Mavericks picks and predictions

Prediction

Trail Blazers 108, Mavericks 104

Moneyline

The Blazers are 6-1 on the road this season and have won their last 3 games overall.

The Mavs are 4-1 at home this season and have won 4 straight on their home court.

Both teams are strong defensively, ranked 3rd and 4th in points allowed — Portland at 106.6 and Dallas at 106.7.

Both teams average just over 109 points per game, making it a very even matchup.

With as well as Portland is playing overall and with G Damian Lillard back in the lineup, I like the potential payout for an upset win.

BET TRAIL BLAZERS (+160).

Against the spread

The Blazers are 10-2 ATS this season and 8-2 ATS as the underdog, but they won 7 of those outright.

The Mavs are 3-7-1 ATS.

However, with the much better payout on the moneyline for the Blazers, stick with that bet and PASS on the spread tonight for this game.

Over/Under

The Over has hit only 3 times in the Trail Blazers’ 12 games this season. Only 1 of their games on this road trip has had more than 215 points.

Four of the Mavs’ last 6 games have had totals of under 216.

BET UNDER 217.5 (-110).

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