Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 14, 2023

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The Portland Trail Blazers (19-22) are 1.5-point favorites as they host the Dallas Mavericks (24-19) on January 14, 2023 at Moda Center. The matchup pits one of the NBA’s top squads defending against the 3-pointer versus one of the top shooting squads. The Trail Blazers allow just 11.3 triples per game (fourth in league), while the Mavericks make 14.6 (third). The matchup’s over/under is set at 224.5.

How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -126 odds to pick up the win, while the Mavericks are listed at +106 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ROOT
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Betting Trends

The Trail Blazers have played 41 games, with 20 wins against the spread. Portland has been victorious in 10, or 52.6%, of the 19 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Trail Blazers games this year have gone over the point total 18 times in 43 opportunities (41.9%).

Against the spread, the Mavericks are 15-26-2 this year. Dallas has been the underdog on the moneyline 10 total times this season. Dallas has finished 1-9 in those games. The Mavericks have hit the over 55.8% of the time this year (24 of 43 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 29 28.2 3.9 7 0.9 0.3 3.9
Anfernee Simons 39 22 2.8 4 0.8 0.2 3.7
Jerami Grant 39 21.9 4.3 2.5 0.8 0.8 2.5
Jusuf Nurkic 36 14.4 10.1 2.9 0.9 1 0.8
Josh Hart 39 9.7 8.4 4.1 1.2 0.2 0.7

Mavericks

Mavericks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 39 34.3 9 8.8 1.6 0.6 2.9
Christian Wood 40 18.2 8.2 1.6 0.5 1.3 1.8
Spencer Dinwiddie 42 16.1 3.1 5.1 0.8 0.3 2.5
Tim Hardaway Jr. 41 14.1 3.2 1.5 0.8 0.1 2.9
Dwight Powell 38 5.9 3.8 0.6 0.5 0.4 0
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Trail Blazers: Gary Payton: Probable (Ankle), Damian Lillard: Questionable (Ankle), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

Mavericks: Christian Wood: Questionable (Ankle), Dorian Finney-Smith: Out (Adductor), Josh Green: Out (Elbow), Maxi Kleber: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is posting 112.1 points per game (22nd-ranked in NBA) this season, while giving up 112.1 points per contest (12th-ranked). In home games, the Trail Blazers are posting 9.2 more points per game (117.5) than they are when playing on the road (108.3). In their last 10 games, the Trail Blazers have been scoring 110.5 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 112.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Portland is sinking 12.4 three-pointers per game (10th-ranked in NBA) this year, while sporting a 37.1% three-point percentage (seventh-ranked). This season, the Trail Blazers have taken 60.5% two-pointers, accounting for 69.2% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 39.5% threes (30.8% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

With 112.3 points scored per game and 111.1 points allowed, Dallas is 19th in the league on offense and seventh on defense. At home the Mavericks are scoring 113.7 points per game, 2.8 more than they are averaging on the road (110.9). In their previous 10 games, the Mavericks are putting up 116.7 points per game, 4.4 more than their season average (112.3).

Dallas is the third-best squad in the league in 3-pointers made (14.6 per game) and 15th in 3-point percentage (35.6%). The Mavericks take 49.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 50.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 37.4% of the Mavericks’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 62.6% are 2-pointers.

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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