The 37-39 Dallas Mavericks will hit the road to face the 33-43 Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Portland is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team Dallas Mavericks favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 205 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The teams have met three times this season with each team winning on their home court. Dallas has covered the point spread in all three games.
Dallas has a road record of 15-24 on the season. They break a two game losing streak after a 117-108 road victory on Friday to the Sacramento Kings as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game finished over 212 ½ points. The Mavs enjoyed a 51.1% shooting game with 6 of 20 coming from three. They allowed the Kings 44.8% from the floor and just 6 of 26 came from three point land. Dallas was aided by a perfect 19 of 19 performance from the free throw line. Shawn Marion led the team with 25 points and 12 rebounds as he made 10 of his 17 shots. In the playoff race the Mavericks sits in the tenth seed in the Western conference as they trails the eighth seeded LA Lakers by three games with just six games remaining. Dallas is in this dire situation because of their defense. The team ranks 27th and fourth last in the NBA in scoring defense by giving up 102.2 points a game.
The Trailblazers are 22-15 on their home court. They lose their seventh straight after a 116-98 home defeat on Friday night to the Houston Rockets as a +5 ½ point underdog. The game finished over 210 points. Portland shot just 41.8% from the floor and made only 2 of 20 from the three point line. They give up 51.3% shooting to the Rockets along with 12 of 28 three pointers. LaMarcus Aldridge came back to the lineup to lead the team with 32 points and 13 rebounds as he made 12 of his 19 shots. Portland is in the 11th seed in the Western conference and trails the eighth seeded LA Lakers by seven games with six games remaining meaning the Portland loss on Friday eliminated them from the playoffs. Portland missed the playoffs due to their defense. The team surrenders 47.2% shooting to their opponents ranking 29th and second to last in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage.