Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Picks – NBA Betting 4/9/10
Vegas odds for tonight’s Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers NBA game(10:05 PM EST NBA TV) are now up on NSAwins.com and vegas linemakers have made the Portland Trail Blazers a -5 point favorite with the total set at 191. Dallas(51-27) enters tonight’s game with a chance to lockup the Southwest Division with a combination of a win and a San Antonio loss at Memphis. The Mavericks are currently in a battle for the #2 seed in the West with Utah, Denver and Phoenix. Getting the #2 seed overall may turn out to be a bad thing if Dallas has to matchup with Portland in the 1st round. Portland(48-30) has defeated the Mavericks in all three meetings this season, limiting Dallas to 43.6 percent shooting. In the last meeting at the Rose Garden on March 25, Dallas was held to 35 second-half points in a 101-89 loss that secured Portland’s first season series edge over Dallas since 1998-99. “They’ve beat us three times so for us it’s about getting better,” Dallas point guard Jason Kidd stated. Dallas enters tonight’s game just 6-6 since a season high 13-game winning streak ended last month, while Portland has been on a roll winning 16 of it’s last 20 games. NSAwins.com’s expert handicapper Steve Kendall likes Portland to complete the season series sweep of Dallas, as the Blazers simply present too many matchup problems for Dallas. Lay the -5 points with Portland tonight. You can bet on tonight’s Mavericks-Trail Blazers NBA showdown at SBG Global Sportsbook. Get more NBA picks and predictions from the nation’s top expert NBA handicappers at NSAwins.com.