NBA Matchup Insight
The Blazers snapped their 2-game losing streak against the Hornets in New Orleans last night, but will really be tested tonight in the Big D tonight against a Mavs’ team that has won 2 straight and is 9-5 at home this season.
Portland Trailblazers (15-12) at Dallas Mavericks (16-11)
When: 8:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 11, 2012
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Broadcast: FOX SW
Blazers vs. Mavs Betting Lines from Bovada.lv
Spread: Mavs -4
*NBA ATS Matchup Report*
The Blazers may have their work cut out for them in this game, as while Dirk Nowitzki has struggled this season he scored 33 points in his last game and Jason Kidd almost had a double-double in his last game after missing 7 games with an injury.
Jamal Crawford (14.6 ppg) is coming off a season high 31 points in this game and he, Gerald Wallace (13.5 ppg) and LaMarcus Aldridge (23 ppg) will be dealing with a Mavs’ defense that ranks 6th in the league in opponents’ points allowed.
Aldridge has slumped in the last couple of games combining to score only 27 points. However, in his last 5 games against the Mavs in the Big D he has averaged 25.2 ppg.
The Blazers have lost 2 straight games against the Mavs in Dallas.
Nowitzki has snapped out of his scoring slump recently, but he will still need help on offense from Jason Terry (14.8 ppg) Shawn Marion (11.8 ppg), and Vince Carter (11 ppg).
Both teams are pretty even on the boards and the team that control the glass has a big advantage in this game.
The Blazers have only won 4 games on the road this season with only 1 win coming against a legit team and that was against Oklahoma City at the start of the season.
Trail Blazers vs. Mavs Free Prediction
This season the Blazers are 14-12-1 ATS with an O/U record of 12-15 and the Mavs are 16-11 ATS with an O/U record of 11-16.
In some betting trends for this Western Conference match up the Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog.
- They have an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
- The Mavs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, and they have an Under record of 9-3 in their last 12 home games.
- The Blazers are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Mavs.
Pick: Have to go with the Mavs in this game, as they are playing well and the Blazers have not been a good road team this season.
Dallas has lost 2 straight at home, but that streak will end tonight, as they will win and cover the 4-point spread.
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