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Mavericks Odds: How to bet tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers

The Blazers will be a bug on Luka’s windshield

NBA: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

This might be the most confident I’ve felt heading into a game in a very long time. The Blazers stink. It’s the sort of stench that can only be eradicated with tomato juice and a pressure washer. With Jerami Grant listed as out, the Blazers don’t have a single player that can bother Luka. Luka will get exactly what he wants, whenever he wants, and the Blazers don’t have the firepower to keep up. Outside of a catastrophic shooting night by both Luka and Kyrie, the Mavericks should coast to an easy win.

Game Details

Fixture: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers| NBA 2023-2024

Date and Time: Friday, December 8th, 2023; 9:00 PM CST

Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon.

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

Outcome Odds

  • Spread: Dallas -8.5(-105)
  • O/U 226.5
  • Mavs ML: -350

For the first time this season, I’m picking the Mavericks to cover the spread. The reason is actually simple. After their win against the Jazz, Luka essentially said the team can’t mess around. It appears he’s focused and understands how important it is to take care of business against lesser teams. I expect another classic Luka performance.

Player Props

  • Derrick Lively over 8.5 Points(-110)
  • Derrick Lively over 18.5 Pts/Rebs/Assts(-120)
  • Luka Doncic over 31.5 Points(-115)

If DeAndre Ayton misses tonight’s game, I like the overs for Derrick Lively. If he ends up playing, I LOVE Derrick Lively’s overs. Ayton plays with zero heart and will not match Lively’s hustle and intensity. As far as Luka, a 40 burger might be on the menu tonight.

Play of the Day

  • Luka Doncic over 50.5 Pts/Rebs/Asst(-115)

They keep raising this prop and I keep betting this prop. I’m curious how high they’ll have to set it before I think twice about taking it.