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NBA Playoffs Odds - Portland at Dallas

NBA playoffs odds handicappers have high expectations for the Mavericks as they look as strong as their 2006 team that made the NBA playoffs betting finals.
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NBA playoffs odds do not favor the Portland Trailblazers this year but Portland is the type of team that could prove to be a NBA playoffs betting bargain value.

The Dallas Mavericks will host the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday night in game 1 of their best of seven NBA quarterfinals series.  The matchup will be telecast on ESPN with a starting time of 9:30 PM ET.  Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready for action.

Portland is the 6 seed in the Western Conference as they finished the regular season with a basketball betting record of 48-34 straight up and 43-36-3 against the spread. Portland had to overcome a series of key injuries throughout the season to make the playoffs.

The Blazers were a break even 19-19-3 against the spread on the road and went under the total in 21 out of 41 road games.  Defense is the strength of the Blazers as they finished 7 in the NBA for points allowed while finishing 24th in the league for scoring offense.  LaMarcus Aldridge had a fine season with a team best 21.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

Dallas had a record of 57-25 straight up and 44-36-2 with the NBA lines.  The Mavericks were 19-20-2 against the spread at home and went under the total in just 18 out of their 41 home games.  Dallas is the 3 seed in the Western Conference.  Dallas improved to rank 10th in the NBA on scoring defense and ranked 11in the NBA for scoring offense.

In this head to head series Portland has gotten the money in 6 out of their last 8 games with the Mavericks.  The last 2 meetings between the teams have gone over the total.  Although Portland has won just 4 out of their last 20 visits to Dallas they have gotten the money in 11 out of those 20 games.

The Blazers in fact have covered 3 of their last 4 trips to Dallas.  Heading into this NBA playoffs odds series the Blazers and Mavs went under the total in 9 of their last 12 meetings in Big D.