Betting on basketball handicappers are very impressed with the much improved Dallas defense that could prove to be the difference in their NBA betting prospects.
The Portland Trailblazers will host the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night with a starting time of 10 PM ET. This Western Conference matchup is loaded with playoff implications and could be a preview of a playoff series this spring. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this game so be sure and open your account for action today.
Dallas was 47-18 straight up and 35-28-2 with the NBA lines. The Mavericks were 20-12 against the spread on the road and were 19-13 over the total in away action. Dallas has improved to 10th overall in the NBA for scoring defense while Dirk Nowitzki led the offense with 23 points per game.
Jason Kidd was still a reliable point guard with 8.3 assists per game and Tyson Chandler had 9.4 assists per game.
Portland was 37-28 straight up and 32-30-3 with the NBA betting odds. The Blazers were 16-15 against the spread at home and went over the total in just 13 out of 31 home games. Portland played good defense too and ranked 9th in the NBA for points allowed while the offense was inconsistent and ranked 23rd for scoring.
LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 22.3 points per game along with a team best 8.8 rebounds per outing.
This is the third meeting of the season between these two teams. Portland got the money in a 103-98 loss at Dallas as 6.5 point road dogs on December 15 as the game went over the total of 184. Dallas got the money in an 84-81 home win as 2.5 home chalks on January 4 as the game went under the total of 181.
Portland has gotten the money in 4 of their last 6 matchups with Dallas as the series has gone under the total in 5 of their last 7 matchups. Portland has paid out in just 1 of their last 4 betting on basketball matchups at home against Dallas with the last 3 meetings between the teams in Portland going under the total.