Premium NBA picks for Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks
Portland Trail Blazers will play against Dallas Mavericks in the regular season of the NBA, and on our site, you can read Premium NBA picks. The game is on Friday, January 17, at 9:30 PM ET and the place is American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas.
Portland Trail Blazers 18-24 are 10th in the NBA Western Conference. The team of Terry Stotts won their latest two matches in the league. On Monday they played against Charlotte Hornets at home and beat them 115-112. Damian Lillard was the highest-scoring player in that match with 30 points, but he also gave 9 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds. On Wednesday, Trail Blazers played against Rockets in Houston and won 117-107.
For Rockets, James Harden scored only 13 points and this was the key for this surprising victory of Portland. Damian Lillard scored 25 points and CJ McCollum added 24 points so their team can record 2 wins in a row. Even with the tough start of the season Blazers are very close to the 8th place in the standings and this will be their main focus so they can play in the playoffs.
Dallas Mavericks 26-15 are 6th in the NBA Western Conference. The team is currently in 3 matches winning streak. It all started with a very prestigious victory at home against Philadelphia 76ers 109-91. Then they got no problem to win against Golden State Warriors away from home 124-97. On Wednesday, Mavericks played again away from home against Sacramento Kings and beat them 127-123. Luka Dončić was the highest-scoring player for the team with 25 points but also finished with incredible 17 assists and 15 rebounds. The other player with 20 or more points for the team was Seth Curry with 21 points.
Portland Trail Blazer’s record away from home is 9 wins and 14 losses. Dallas Mavericks are not among the best home teams in the league with 12 victories and 10 losses. However, Mavericks won their latest match at home against the strong team of 76ers and now I expect another victory from them. Premium NBA picks: Dallas Mavericks to win