Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 1/17/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9:30 PM (American Airlines Center)

The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road for a matchup with the Dallas Mavericks.  The Trail Blazers are (18-24), coming off a 117-107 win over the Houston Rockets.  The Mavericks are (26-15), after upending the Sacramento Kings, 127-123.

In the Trail Blazers win over the Rockets, Portland was led throughout the game by Damian Lillard.  Lillard connected on 8 of 20 attempts from the floor, hitting 8 free throws, finishing with 25 points and 7 assists.  The Trail Blazers shot 43% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.  The Trail Blazers were able to put some distance between the Rockets, thanks to the foul shooting.  Portland out scored Houston from the charity stripe, 24 to 15.

In the Mavericks win over the Kings, Dallas was guided offensively by Luka Doncic.  Doncic made 8 of 18 attempts from the floor, sinking 9 free throws, securing a triple-double.  Doncic finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 17 assists.  Dallas shot 51% from the floor and 32% from 3-point distance.  The Mavericks won the game from the foul line, out scoring Sacramento 20 to 11.  The Mavericks led by as many as 16.

Recent Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.

Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Dallas.

The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 games.

Mavericks are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

Mavericks are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.

The under is 7-3 in Mavericks last 10 games against a Western conference opponent.

Portland has won 2 in a row, while Dallas has won 3 in a row.  The Mavericks have the 3rd highest scoring offense, while the Trail Blazers give up the 21st most points per contest.  The Mavericks are 8-13-1 ATS at home.  During the last 10 matchups between the two, Portland has won 6 of the 10 and the average margin between the two teams is 2 points.  This should be a close game, so I'll take Dallas to win at home and Portland to cover.  Final score prediction, Mavericks win and the Trail Blazers cover,    

 

Chris’s Pick PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.