Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers - 2/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (34-16) at Dallas Mavericks (34-18)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -4 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSSW
The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks meet Saturday at the American Airlines Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last six games and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.7 points and 10.3 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.5 points and 6.3 assists. Wesley Matthews is shooting 45.5 percent from the field and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers have to get back on the offensive end, as they’re shooting just 43.4 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Trail Blazers have won 10 of their last 12 games SU when topping 100 points. Chris Kaman is questionable for this game with a back injury.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Mavs are averaging 106.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 20.4 points and 4.6 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 46.3 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 12.1 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks have topped 100 points in four straight games, and they’re shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from deep in their last five games. The Mavs are one of the more dangerous teams in the league when shots are falling, and they’re coming off a game where they made 12 threes.
The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Mavericks are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Dallas and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
It's hard to trust either one of these teams with the way they've been so up and down lately. However, the Mavs are at home and have beaten the Trail Blazers SU in four of their last six meetings. I'll take the Mavs and the reasonable chalk here.