The Portland Trail Blazers (20-22) hit the court against the Dallas Mavericks (24-20) as 8.5-point favorites on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET on ROOT. The matchup’s point total is 223.
How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -357 odds to pick up the win, while the Mavericks are listed at +280 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 223 points.
Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 15, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ROOT
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Arena: Moda Center
Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers have played 42 games, with 21 wins against the spread. Portland has been the favorite in 20 games this season and has come away with the win 11 times (55%) in those contests. Trail Blazers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 43.2% of the time (19 out of 44 games with a set point total).
The Mavericks have played 44 games, with 15 wins against the spread. Dallas has been the moneyline underdog 11 total times this season. Dallas has finished 1-10 in those games. The Mavericks have eclipsed the over/under 56.8% of the time this year (25 of 44 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||42||14||3.2||1.5||0.8||0.1||2.9|
Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: Probable (Hip), Gary Payton: Probable (Hip), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)
Mavericks: Luka Dončić: Out (Ankle), Christian Wood: Probable (Ankle), Tim Hardaway: Out (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 averaging 112.6 points per game (18th-ranked in NBA) this season, while giving up 112.3 points per contest (13th-ranked). When playing at home, the Trail Blazers are posting 10.2 more points per game (118.5) than they are in road games (108.3). On the offensive side of the ball, the Trail Blazers have picked up their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 114.3 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 112.6 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
Portland ranks 10th in the NBA with 12.5 threes per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks seventh with a 37.2% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Trail Blazers are attempting 50.8 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 60.3% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 69.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 33.5 three-pointers per contest, which are 39.7% of their shots (and 30.9% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas puts up 112.5 points per game and give up 111.7, making them 19th in the NBA offensively and 10th on defense. At home the Mavericks are putting up 113.7 points per game, 2.5 more than they are averaging on the road (111.2). The Mavericks have performed better offensively in their past 10 games, compiling 116.2 points per contest, 3.7 more than their season average of 112.5.
Dallas is the third-best squad in the league in 3-pointers made (14.8 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36%). The Mavericks attempt 50.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 49.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 62.3% of the Mavericks’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 37.7% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Trail Blazers, and we expect that Mavericks will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 223 points.
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