Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) at Dallas Mavericks (0-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday night in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a strong road victory to get back to a .500 record and rebound from a 2-3 start. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 110.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.6 points and 4.6 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is dishing 2.8 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks need a bounce back victory after a brutal 0-4 start to the NBA season. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 98 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 assists. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 44.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won four of their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Dallas and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
We're getting the better team and the free point in this matchup. The Mavericks are playing little to no defense and continue to find ways to lose. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers have come up just short in some of their games but get consistent play out of their stars. Portland should be able to win this game on the road.