NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers

by Dirty on March 25, 2010

The fans at Rose Garden will be treated to a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Trail Blazers listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Mavericks, while the game’s total is sitting at 192.

Jason Kidd went for 26 points, 12 assists, and six rebounds to lead the Mavericks past the Clippers 106-96 on Tuesday night.

The game resulted in a push with Dallas as 10-point home favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 207-point total set by sportsbooks.

The Trail Blazers lost to Phoenix 93-87 as a 6-point underdog on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (208).

Brandon Roy led Portland with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Andre Miller had 22 points and nine assists.

Team records:
Dallas: 47-24 SU, 28-41-2 ATS
Portland: 42-29 SU, 38-31-2 ATS

Dallas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Portland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Dallas is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing Portland
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland’s last 6 games at home
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Portland’s last 20 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Golden State, Saturday, March 27
Portland at New Orleans, Saturday, March 27

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