Mavericks vs Trail Blazers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 21, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers (25-16) are underdogs (+1.5) as they try to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the Dallas Mavericks (21-19) at 10:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Moda Center. The contest airs on NBCS-NW. The matchup’s point total is set at 230.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 21, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Mavericks vs Trail Blazers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 21

Mavericks:
Tyrell Terry: Out (Personal),
James Johnson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Willie Cauley-Stein: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Trail Blazers:
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Mavericks and Trail Blazers Records ATS

  • Dallas is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 18-22
  • When favored by at least 1.5 points, the Mavericks are 9-13 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Dallas and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 18 of 40 games this season (45%).
  • Portland has regularly covered the spread this season with a record of 21-20.
  • For the 22nd time this season, the Trail Blazers are at least a 1.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 9-12 against the spread.
  • Portland and its opponents have often hit the over this season, doing so in 56.1% (23) of its 41 games played.

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Head to Head

In their last meeting, the Trail Blazers knocked off the Mavericks 125-119. Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 38 points, and CJ McCollum paced the Trail Blazers with 32. The Trail Blazers covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 244 total points to go over the 228-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/19/2021 Mavericks Trail Blazers -2.5 228 -138 115 Regular Season 125-119 POR
2/14/2021 Mavericks Mavericks -5.5 235.5 -213 176 Regular Season 121-118 POR


Scoring Trends

  • Dallas’ games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup over/under (230.5 points) in 14 out of 40 opportunities (35% of matchups).
  • In 20 out of Portland’s 41 games this season (48.8%), the competing teams combined for more points than the point total in Sunday’s matchup.
  • The Mavericks have seen a 223.2 average over/under in their games this season, 7.3 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 0.4 points more than the average over/under in Trail Blazers’ games this season (230.1 points).
  • The Mavericks have an average implied point total of 114.8 this season, which is 1.2 points lower than their implied total in Sunday’s game (116).
  • So far this season, Dallas has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (116) 14 times.
  • The 117.8-point average implied total on the season for the Trail Blazers is 2.8 more points than the team’s 115-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Portland has scored more than this game’s implied total of 115 points 23 times this season.
  • The Mavericks are the NBA’s 20th-highest scoring team (111.6 PPG), while the Trail Blazers allow their opponents the 25th-fewest points per game (115.1) in the league.
  • The Mavericks have a negative point differential on the season (-2 total points, zero per game), as do the Trail Blazers (-4 total points, -0.1 per game).

Mavericks Leaders

  • Doncic leads the Mavericks in points and assists. He scores 28.8 points per game while adding 9.3 assists.
  • Kristaps Porzingis paces Dallas with 8.6 rebounds per game.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. is the top three-point shooter for the Mavericks, knocking down 3.0 per game.
  • Dallas’ steals leader is Josh Richardson, who grabs 1.0 per game. Porzingis leads the team averaging 1.6 blocks a game.

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • Damian Lillard’s strong showing this season give him the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assists leaderboards with 30.6 points per game and 7.7 assists per game.
  • Enes Kanter’s 11.6 rebounds per game paces Portland’s rebounding effort. He also adds 12.1 points per game.
  • McCollum leads the Trail Blazers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 4.7 made threes per game.
  • Robert Covington is tops on Portland in both steals (1.6) and blocks (1.2) per game.

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