Dallas Mavericks (21-19) at Portland Trail Blazers (25-16)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +1.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Portland Trailblazers play host to the Dallas Mavericks once again at the Moda Center on Sunday night.
The Dallas Mavericks have been on a nice run as they’ve won six of their past nine games, butt hey will be hoping to bounce back here after getting stopped by the Trailblazers in a 125-119 road loss on Friday. Luka Doncic led the team with 38 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 25 points with five assists while Max Kleber chipped in with 16 points on six of nine shooting. As a team, the Mavericks shot 54 percent from the field and 19 of 42 from the 3-point line as they poured in 38 points in the third quarter to take an eight-point lead, before getting run down in the fourth quarter where the Trailblazers outscored them by 32-21.
Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers have been in great form as they’ve won seven of their past nine games and they will be aiming for a fourth straight victory after their win over the Mavericks. CJ McCollum led the team in scoring with 32 points on 11 of 23 shooting, Damian Lillard added 31 points with six assists while Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 18 points on six of 11 shooting off the bench. As a team, the Trailblazers shot 47 percent from the field and a sizzling 22 of 47 from the 3-point line as they trailed the Mavericks late, before going on a pivotal 9-0 run to take the lead and the win.
Looking at the betting trends, the Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five Sunday games. The Trailblazers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the over is 7-0 in the last seven meetings overall, the Mavericks are 21-10 ATS in the last 31 meetings overall and the Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in Portland.
The Mavericks will be so disappointed with their loss on Friday as they looked to be in control until late in the fourth quarter, while the Trailblazers will have taken so much confidence after getting another comeback win to add to their run. The Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in Portland, but the Trailblazers are playing some of their best basketball of the season and I think their climb continues here.