Portland Trailblazers

Dallas Mavericks


POR Trail Blazers Point Spread

Over Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

Kristaps Porzingis is officially questionable for Friday’s date between the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers, which is why the odds were still off as of Thursday night. Porizingis, who has been dealing with a knee injury, has not played since Dec. 29. He was expected in play on Wednesday against Sacramento but pain suddenly returned. Luka Doncic and company have been getting along just fine without him, but Portland is starting to play better and should be able to cover what will likely be a decent-sized spread. A previously struggling C.J. McCollum has reached the 20-point mark in three straight outings and has shot 50 percent from the floor in the past two. The Mavericks are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 at home and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four playing on one day of rest. PORTLAND is probably the way to go.

Over Under Pick

With McCollum, Damian Lillard, and Carmelo Anthony all in fine form, Portland has scored 115 and 117 points in its two most recent contests. The winning team has scored at least 115 in each of the Blazers’ past four. The over is 9-4 in the Trail Blazers’ last 13 against opponents with winning records. It is also 4-1 in the Mavericks’ last five against opponent with losing records. Additionally, the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams and 11-5 in Portland’s last 16 trips to Dallas. Lean toward the OVER.