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Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Dallas Mavericks (27-16) vs Portland Trail Blazers (19-26)

NBA: Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:30 PM (Moda Center)

ML: Mavericks -185, Trail Blazers +155, Over/Under 229 (MyBookie)

Odds: Mavericks -4.5 (MyBookie)

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The Dallas Mavericks were almost able to come back against the Los Angeles Clippers but ended up losing 107-110. Luka Dončić almost had another triple-double game, earning 36 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. Other than Dončić though, it ended up being a very forgettable night for the Mavericks as a whole.

The Portland Trail blazers were carried by Damian Lillard against the Golden State Warriors, winning in overtime 129-124. Damian Lillard had a career night, earning a whopping 61 points, setting a team record for most points in a game. Lillard also had 10 rebounds, earning himself a double-double. Hassan Whiteside also had a double-double with 17 points and 21 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony almost had a double-double with 14 points and 9 rebounds.

The Dallas Mavericks wish they were in the Eastern Conference

The Mavericks are a good team that have the unfortunate curse of being in the Western Conference. Dallas is ranked 3rd in points per game, 9th in 3-pointer percentage, 4th in rebounds per game, lead the league in the least number of turnovers, and 4th in +/- rating. The fact that they had Kristaps Porziņģis and Luka Dončić essentially gifted to them last year drastically helped them this year. They also have the 3rd best away record in the NBA, with a record of 14-5.

The Portland Trail Blazers are a worse version of the Mavericks

The Trail Blazers are literally just a worse version of the Mavericks statistically. In every category except for blocks, they are worse than the Mavericks. However, you can argue between whether Damian Lillard is better than Luka Dončić or not, and you could have a solid argument. Kristaps Porziņģis is just a straight upgrade compared to Hassan Whiteside.

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Dallas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Dallas are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games this season.

Portland are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western conference.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games against Dallas.

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I’m not going to lie, I want to bet on the Trail Blazers solely because Lillard is on fire right now, but I can’t bet against the Mavericks in this situation. The Mavericks are just better. However, I think it’s going to be close, possibly go to overtime.

Mavericks -185 Over
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