The Dallas Mavericks' cheerleaders have had plenty to cheer about over the last eight games, as the team hits the road to take on the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden, with Tuesday night's opening tip scheduled for 10 p.m. ET.
Sports bettors will find that the Mavericks are 3.5-point underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 201.5 in the market.
In winning six of its last eight, Dallas has managed to score 100-plus points in each of those contests, which has played a major part in its 10-3 against-the-spread record in January.
Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up an NBA pick along the way.