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    Portland Trailblazers versus Dallas Mavericks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-29-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 19-25 Dallas Mavericks will travel to play the 22-22 Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Portland is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA betting odds from this game has the home team Portland Trailblazers favored by -3 points with an over under line of 200 points. There has been no movement in this pro basketball game since the odds opened up a few hours ago.

    The teams went head to head back on November 5th and it was Dallas with the 114-91 home win against the Trailblazers as a -4 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 198 ½ points.

    Dallas has a road record of 7-16 on the season. The team is playing its best basketball game of the season with six wins over their past eight games. The Mavs are coming off the 110-95 home win on Sunday night to the Phoenix Suns as a -8 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 202 ½ points. The Mavericks shot over 51% from the floor and 5 of 11 from three in the win. They pull down six more rebounds than the Suns and force 18 turnovers. Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and 7 rebounds on 7 of 14 shooting. With Dirk getting back into shape we are seeing a dramatic rise in scoring from this team. They now average 100 points a game good for 8th in the league in scoring offense. Dallas has averaged over 111 points per game over their past eight games.

    The Trailblazers are 15-8 on their home court. The club has lost seven of their past nine games. They are coming off the 96-83 road defeat on Sunday to the LA Clippers as a +8 ½ point road underdog. The total came in at under 192 ½ points. Portland was held to just 33 second half points. They give away the game with 19 turnovers and allow over 51% shooting to a Clippers team playing without Chris Paul. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trailblazers with 21 points and 11 rebounds on 9 of 14 shooting. The Trailblazers has struggled defending this season as they allow 46.1% shooting to their opponents this season ranking 25th in defensive field goal percentage.