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Mavericks vs. Blazers odds, line, spread: 2020 NBA picks, Jan. 17 predictions from proven projection model

The Dallas Mavericks will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday at the American Airlines Center. Dallas is 26-15 overall and 12-10 at home, while Portland is 18-24 overall and 9-14 on the road. The Mavericks have won three games in a row. The Blazers are aiming for their third consecutive victory. Dallas is favored by 7.5 points in the latest Mavericks vs. Blazers odds, while the over-under is set at 228.5. 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 last season it returned a whopping $4,280 on its top-rated NBA spread and money line picks. It’s already returned over $2,000 in profit on all its top-rated NBA picks during the 2019-20 season and entered Week 12 on a blistering 28-16 run on all top-rated NBA spread picks. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has simulated Mavericks vs. 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 over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

The Mavericks narrowly escaped with a victory over Sacramento on Wednesday, 127-123. It was another big night for Luka Doncic, who dropped a triple-double on 25 points, 17 assists, and 15 boards. It was his 12th triple-double of the season.

Dwight Powell is averaging 19 points over the past three games and has reached double digits in six of the past seven. Kristaps Porzingis has missed nine consecutive games with a knee injury. 

Meanwhile, Portland was able to sail past Houston on Wednesday, 117-107. Damian Lillard had 25 points and seven assists in addition to seven rebounds. The Blazers held James Harden to 13 points. CJ McCollum added 24 points, Hassan Whiteside had 18 points and 18 rebounds, and Carmelo Anthony finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Portland got away with a 121-119 win the last time the two teams met on October 27. 

So who wins Mavericks vs. Blazers? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Blazers vs. Mavs spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.

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