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Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, April 8 prediction from proven computer model

The Dallas Mavericks will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks are 50-30 overall and 27-12 at home, while Portland is 27-53 overall and 10-30 on the road. Portland enters this contest on a nine-game losing streak. 

Dallas is favored by 18 points in the latest Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 220. Before entering any Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 25 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 84-54 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Mavericks vs. Blazers:

  • Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers spread: Mavericks -18
  • Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers over-under: 220 points

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What you need to know about the Mavericks

Dallas has won five of its last six games following wins over Milwaukee and Detroit earlier this week. The Mavericks wrapped up a four-game road trip with a 131-113 win over the Pistons and they will now be at home for two games to close out the regular season. They are in fourth place in the Western Conference standings, but they are only one game back of third-place Golden State. 

The Mavericks took three out of four games against Golden State during the regular season, so they own the tiebreaker over the Warriors. Star point guard Luka Doncic, who leads Dallas with 28.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game, scored a combined 58 points in the final two games of the road trip. The Mavericks have won seven of their last eight home games and have covered the spread in five of their last six games overall. 

What you need to know about the Trail Blazers

Portland has not won a game since picking up a 119-115 victory over Detroit on March 21. The Trail Blazers lost a close game at Oklahoma City on Tuesday, but they were blown out by New Orleans on Thursday. They will be wrapping up a five-game road trip on Friday night before concluding a disappointing season at home against Utah on Sunday. 

Drew Eubanks has taken over as Portland’s leading scorer, as CJ McCollum was traded, and Damian Lillard is out with an injury. Eubanks has scored in double figures in 15 straight games, reaching the 20-point mark on five occasions. He shot 9 of 11 from the floor in the loss to the Pelicans on Thursday. 

How to make Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks picks

The model has simulated Mavericks vs. Trail Blazers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks? And which side covers well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks. 

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