Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 14 (Luka Doncic Terrorizes Portland Yet Again)

Devon Platana
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Moda Center -- Portland, Oregon
  • Coverage: ROOT Sports NW+ and BSSW

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-22) are slated to host the Dallas Mavericks (24-19) in NBA Western Conference action at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The Trail Blazers have been allergic to success lately, losing their fifth outing in a row with Thursday's 119-113 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile, the Mavericks look to continue their winning ways following their recent 119-115 double-overtime win against the Los Angeles Lakers, highlighted by another triple-double from Luka Doncic (35 points 14 rebounds, 13 assists).

Do the Trail Blazers have what it takes to stop their skid from worsening? Or will the Mavericks only further add to the home team's woes?

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Odds & Spread

Trail Blazers vs Mavericks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Trail Blazers -1.5 - - 228.5 -110 -110 -118 -100
  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DAL: (+100) | POR: (-118)
  • Spread: DAL: +1.5 (-110) | POR: -1.5 (-110)
  • Total: 225 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Trail Blazers enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 225 points, which is among Saturday's lowest totals.

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Betting Trends

  • The Trail Blazers covered 30 times in 82 chances against the spread last season.
  • The Mavericks went 16-14-1 as underdogs of 1.5 points or greater last year.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 36 times in Trail Blazers games.
  • The Mavericks had 31 of their 82 games go over the point total last season.

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Prediction & Pick

The slumping Trail Blazers shouldn't give the Mavericks many issues tonight. Portland has looked dreadful during its skid, averaging the fewest points (105.8) with the worst three-point shooting percentage (27.5%). It also doesn't help that the Blazers have averaged more turnovers (18.8) than anyone else over the last five games.

The Mavericks aren't flawless, but they're good enough to prolong the Trail Blazers' offensive struggles. Dallas surrenders the seventh-fewest points (111.1 PPG) and only opponent to shoot 35.1% from beyond the arc (No. 10).

What also helps the Mavs is that the Blazers typically don't have an answer for Doncic. The Slovenian superstar is averaging 35.4 points in his last seven outings against Portland and like won't slow down after last night's triple-double.

Expect the Mavericks extend the Trail Blazers' skid tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Mavericks: 112 | Trail Blazers: 106

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks Best Bet

Doncic enters tonight's action with a projected point total of 34.5. While many players dream of scoring that many points in a game, that's just business as usual for the 23-year-old. In fact, it's a mark that he's surpassed in seven of his last 10 games.

Considering how Doncic is averaging 35.4 PPG in his last seven games against the Blazers, hitting the over on this prop in five of those outings, I'm expecting another big performance from the face of the Mavericks.

Bet: Luka Doncic — Points: Over 34.5 (-115)

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