Mavericks at Trail Blazers - 12/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (10-7) at Portland Trail Blazers (7-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Trail Blazers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSSW, CSNN
The Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday night at the Moda Center.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a nice road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 1001. points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 5.6 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 9.5 rebounds and Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are coming off a Monday loss to the Kings in which they shot 42.9 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times. The Dallas Mavericks have lost their last four road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers could use a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 100.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.4 points and 7.2 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.6 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are coming off a Monday loss to the Clippers in which they shot 37.9 percent from the field and turned the ball over 18 times. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last 10 regular season home games. Chris Kaman is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 Tuesday games. The Mavericks are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Trail Blazers are a much better team at home and are catching an older Mavs team on the end of a back-to-back. I love fading Dallas against younger legs, and that's the case here again. I'll take Portland and the small chalk.