Trail Blazers at Mavericks - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (51-30) at Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSSW
The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks play Wednesday at the American Airlines Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 103 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 21.2 points and 6.2 assists while Robin Lopez is averaging 9.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Nicolas Batum is dishing 4.9 assists and Chris Kaman is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 46.8 percent from the field in their last five games and have split their last eight when topping 100 points. The Trail Blazers have lost three straight on the road and are locked into the fourth seed in the West. LaMarcus Aldridge, C.J. McCollum and Chris Kaman are questionable with injuries.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 105.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 102.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.3 points and six rebounds. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.4 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 6.5 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 48 percent from the field in their last five games and have won five of their last seven when topping 100 points. The Mavs have no reason to win this game with them locked into the seventh seed in the West. Chandler Parsons and Devin Harris are doubtful with injuries.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Neither team has anything to play for with their playoff spots already locked up. Take the home team if you really need to cap this game.