Mavericks vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, December 16, 2022

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The Dallas Mavericks (14-14) host the Portland Trail Blazers (16-12) at American Airlines Center, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on Friday, December 16, 2022. The Trail Blazers are 4-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 226.5.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers

Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the Mavericks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -181 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +154 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 226.5 points.

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Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSW
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Arena: American Airlines Center

Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

The Mavericks are 8-18-2 against the spread this year. Dallas has come away with 13 wins in the 22 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Mavericks games this year have hit the over on 17 of 28 set point totals.

The Trail Blazers have 17 wins against the spread in 28 games this year. Portland has gone 9-8 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 52.9% of those games). Trail Blazers games this season have gone over the point total 14 times in 28 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Mavericks

Mavericks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Dončić 26 33 8.4 8.7 1.7 0.7 2.8
Christian Wood 25 16.6 7.6 1.4 0.4 0.5 1.5
Spencer Dinwiddie 28 16.6 3.4 5.3 0.9 0.3 2.6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 27 12.9 2.6 1.7 0.9 0.1 2.8
Dorian Finney-Smith 28 8.4 4 1.1 1 0.5 1.8

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 16 28.8 4.1 7.1 0.8 0.3 4.5
Anfernee Simons 26 23.7 3.1 4.5 0.8 0.2 4
Jerami Grant 27 22.4 4.1 2.7 0.8 0.9 2.7
Jusuf Nurkic 25 14.5 10.3 2.9 0.7 0.9 0.7
Josh Hart 26 9.5 8.3 4 1.5 0.1 0.7
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Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report

Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Gary Payton: Out (Abdomen)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas is putting up 111.1 points per game (21st-ranked in NBA) this season, while surrendering 109.9 points per contest (sixth-ranked). The Mavericks are scoring 110.6 points per game this year at home, which is 1.2 fewer points than they’re averaging in away games (111.8). The Mavericks have been racking up 115.4 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Dallas sports a 35.7% three-point percentage this year (15th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined by making 14.6 three-pointers per contest (fifth-best). So far this year, the Mavericks have taken 51% two-pointers, accounting for 62.5% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 49% from three-point land (37.5% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is 16th in the NBA in points scored (112.6 per game) and 11th in points conceded (111.6). At home, the Trail Blazers score 116.8 points per game. On the road, they average 108.9. In their last 10 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 118.7 points per game, 6.1 more than their season average (112.6).

Portland is ninth in the league in 3-pointers made (12.8 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (39%). The Trail Blazers take 38.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.8% of the Trail Blazers’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 68.2% are 2-pointers.

Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers Predictions and Pick

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Austin Harper

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