Mavericks vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/5

Mavericks vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/5

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Dallas, TX; January 5, 2024, 6:30 p.m. CST

Spread: DAL -10.5
Over/Under: 237.5

 

Introduction

Get ready for an action-packed matchup as the struggling Portland Trail Blazers face the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on January 5, 2024. In this KingPin Pro preview, we'll delve into the key aspects of the game, recent performances, and player insights. 

 

Team Analysis

Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers, with a challenging 9-24 record, look to bounce back from a tough loss against the Mavericks in their previous game. They aim to improve their offensive performance and make this contest more competitive.

Player Spotlight: J. Grant

Jerami Grant, averaging 21.7 points per game, shoulders the scoring responsibility. His ability to contribute efficiently will be crucial for the Trail Blazers to compete against the Mavericks.

 

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks, with a 20-15 record, dominated the Trail Blazers in their last encounter. Led by Luka Doncic's outstanding performance, they aim to continue their winning streak with another convincing victory.

Player Spotlight: L. Doncic

Luka Doncic, averaging 33.7 points per game, is the driving force behind the Mavericks' offense. His exceptional scoring ability and playmaking skills make him a constant threat on the court.

 

Injuries

The Trail Blazers' Moses Brown is ruled out until January 7, while Jabari Walker is a game-time decision on January 5. The Mavericks have several players listed as game-time decisions, including Richaun Holmes, Dante Exum, Dereck Lively II, and others.

 

Recent Performances

Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers suffered a significant loss against the Mavericks in their last game, scoring only 97 points. They aim to rectify their offensive struggles and put up a stronger performance in this rematch.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks displayed a dominant performance against the Trail Blazers, securing a 126-97 victory. Luka Doncic's 41-point game highlighted their offensive prowess.

 

Prediction

The Over of 237.5 points is the favored pick for this matchup. Despite the Trail Blazers' offensive struggles in the previous game, we anticipate a higher-scoring affair this time. Both teams possess offensive firepower, and adjustments are expected to lead to an increased point total.

Look for a more competitive game with improved offensive performances from both sides, making the Over a favorable choice for bettors.

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Pick: Over 237.5

 

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