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Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks - 3/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (35-35) at Portland Trail Blazers (36-35)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -6 -- Over/Under: 216 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW, KGW

The Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers clash late Wednesday night at the Moda Center.

The Dallas Mavericks could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.8 points and 6.7 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14 points and 5.8 assists. Chandler Parsons is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last seven road games.

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks - 3/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Portland Trail Blazers also need a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 104.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing six rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won six of their last seven home games.

The Mavericks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Northwest and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. 

The Portland Trail Blazers have cooled off big time as of late, as they struggle on the road. However, Portland has been really consistent at home. I also don't think the Mavs older, slower team can keep up with the pace of the younger Trail Blazers. After all, Dirk had to play out of his mind for the Mavs to beat the Blazers a few days ago.

Give me the home team and the reasonable number. 

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Portland Trail Blazers -6

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