NBA Picks: Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
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.
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The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a convincing 110-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns as eight-point home favorites on Jan. 27, while the OVER is 6-1-1 in their last eight games overall.
Sports bettors will find that the Mavericks are 14-5 against the spread as road underdogs of three points or less over the last two-plus seasons.
Portland Trail Blazers
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Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge will need to continue his strong play in this series to cover the spread, as he's averaged 27 points in his last five games versus the Dallas Mavericks.
Sports bettors will find that the Trail Blazers are 12-5-1 against the spread as home favorites of three points or less over the last two-plus campaigns.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Dallas Mavericks as one of their pro basketball picks Tuesday night, as the underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings in this series.
NBA Pick: Dallas Mavericks +3.5