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Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers NBA Basketball Betting Tips 


The Dallas Mavericks are full of confidence as they head to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers.
  • Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers NBA Basketball Betting Tips 
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  • Dallas Mavericks Form
  • Dallas Mavericks Team News
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  • Portland Trail Blazers Team News

The Mavericks are coming into this match after a 50-point win against the Jazz two days prior, snapping a two-game losing streak. The Blazers are amid a two-game skid themselves and have been unable to find any spark on defence.

Portland’s defence has proven to restrict opposing offences, despite their poor 6-14 record. The Blazer’s perimeter defence has been the key to reducing opposing score lines, especially over their last 6 games when they have gone 3-3 and kept all of their opponents Under 113 points. 

After recording their third-biggest winning margin in team history against the Jazz, I expect the offence of Dallas to come back to the median and Portland’s second-ranked 3-point defence to restrict Doncic and the Mavericks' point production.

  • Portland have held their opponents to under 117.5 points in 8 of their last 10 games.
  • Portland restrict their opponents to an average 86.2 FGA per game (7th). 
  • Dallas ranks just 19th in the NBA with a 46.9 FG%.
  • Portland’s defence ranks 2nd in the league in 3P% and 3PM. 

Head to Head 


2023-24 Match Results
This is the first time Dallas and Portland will play this season. 

2022-23 Season Series: 
The series was tied 2-2.

Dallas Mavericks Form


Luka Doncic had a 29-point triple-double at halftime in the Mavericks 50-point win against Utah, beating the Jazz 147-97.

Doncic finished with 40 points in the game and was the second time in three matches the Slovenian has hit the 40-point mark.

The win broke a two-game losing streak for Dallas, who fell to Oklahoma City and Memphis in their two previous games.

Dallas Mavericks Team News


Grant Williams will miss the match with a knee injury.

Portland Trail Blazers Form


Portland have lost their last two matches and 7 of their past 10 games this season.

Offence has been the biggest challenge for Portland this season, rankingin 30th in the league with a 43.4 FG% while averaging just 105.2 points per game (30th).

Portland Trail Blazers Team News


Jerami Grant will miss the match with concussion.

Verdict

Portland’s defence will reduce the amount of shooting attempts for Dallas which will see their score stay Under 117.5 points.
 
Luka Doncic has made over 3.5 threes in his last two games, however, his numbers will be reduced against Portlans’s superior three-point defence.
Best Bet1: Dallas Under 117.5 Team Total @6/7 at Betr - 3 Units
Best Bet2: L. Doncic Under 3.5 Three-Points Made @19/25 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Dallas Under 117.5
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