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NBA  |  Mar 05, 2015
Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
-2½-105
  at  5DIMES
in 17m

Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trailblazers (-2-) 10:30 ET TNT

3% Portland (-2.5-)

Tonight, the Dallas Mavericks travel to Portland for their TNT primetime game against the Trailblazers.  To date, these two have split a pair of games with Portland winning (108-87) on this floor, while Dallas won (111-101) in big D.  Each of these teams is currently secured in the Western Conference playoffs, while they continue to battle for a playoff spot that is 4th or higher.  Let’s take a look at the current state of affairs of each of these teams, as well as their recent form as indicators of success in this game.

Key to the Mavericks’ success in this contest will be the availability of big men, Chandler Parsons (ankle) and Tyson Chandler (hip).  This pair of big men averages a combined 26/17.  They are questionable for tonight’s contest after missing the Mavs’ 102-93 victory vs. New Orleans.  That victory against a wounded New Orleans team came after Dallas had broken from the All-Star gate at just 3-3 SU ATS.  This included losses in their previous 2 road games by scores of 104-87 in Atlanta and 104-89 at OKC.  Those defeats dropped Dallas to 4-9 ATS as road dog this season, a role in which they normally prosper.  The addition of PG Rondo, via trade from Boston, was aimed at increasing the Mavs’ playoff hopes.  But, a contentious relationship between Rondo and HC Carlisle has already resulted in a 1 game suspension for the mercurial point guard.  In short, this is a Dallas Mavericks team that is not to be trusted tonight. 

Though Portland comes off a game at the LA Clippers last night, the Blazers have been playing far better ball since their mediocre performance in February.  Most notable has been the Portland performance on their home court, where they have gone 6-1SU of late, including victories against OKC and San Antonio in their 2 previous outings.  PG Lillard is beginning to regain his all-star form, knocking down a combined 60 points in wins vs. Sacramento and OKC in the last week.  Interior force, Aldrich, continues to play well despite the thumb injury. 

The NBA is a league of current form.  Right now, the Mavs are in the doldrums as they look to integrate Rondo and get Parsons and Chandler at full speed.  Conversely, Portland has made an uptick from their doldrums and is now in command of 4th position in the Western playoff queue.  As long as Aldrich and Lillard remain healthy, Portland will extend their home mark for the season to 26-6 SU at the expense of Dallas.

NBA  |  Mar 06, 2015
Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Total
185½ un-110
  at  BETONLINE
in 20h

Love the under in this matchup and it was released too high. The Sixers have been giving up some points on certain nights but they have also played decent defense on other nights and we think they can stop this Utah team from reaching the century mark here tonight. Utah is just a bad offensive team, and they have been getting the job done with their strong defense lately. But this is a team that is rarely going to surpass the century mark, and we don’t think they will do it here on the road. Utah has really stepped up their defense lately and this team is trending heavily towards the under with eight of their last 10 games entering Wednesday’s action going under the posted number. Philly is a really bad offensive team as well and they should wind up in the mid-80s here with the way the Utah defense has been playing, and we just don’t see them having any success on the offensive end here and think that the high-70s would not be a huge surprise. We think that the Jazz can get their points here and still have this one go under the posted number, but we don’t see either team doing anything outstanding offensively.

NBA  |  Mar 06, 2015
Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
+7-110
  at  BETONLINE
in 20h



03/06 07:05 PM EST  NBA   (807) UTAH JAZZ VS (808) PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
Take: (808) PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
Reason: Your free play for Friday, March 6, 2015 is in the NBA contest between the Utah Jazz and the 76ers at Philadelphia. Utah is improving, but this team is a long way from home and 11-20 on the road. This is their third straight road contest and the Jazz is 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. the NBA Atlantic division. They come off a loss at Boston scoring just 84 points and Utah is 26th in the NBA in scoring, 28th in assists. Philadelphia begins a nice 5-game homestand, off a 5-point loss at Oklahoma City has a +15 dog. The 76ers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 7-3-1 ATS following a loss. And when these teams play the home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Play the 76ers!      

NBA  |  Mar 06, 2015
Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Utah Jazz
-6½-105
  at  PINNACLE
in 20h



On Friday in NBA Action the free Power system play is on the Utah Jazz. Game 807 at 7:05 eastern. The Jazz have covered 9 of 12 in the second half and have won 4 of the last 5 in this series. They travel to Philadelphia tonight to take on a sixes teams off a tough road overtime loss at Oklahoma City. Philly is 0-5 straight up and ats this year if they scored 105 or more points. Road favorites with rest laying 5 or more points have covered over 80% since 1995 if they scored 90 or less as a road dog and are playing a team that scored 100 or more as a road dog of 5 or more. Look for Utah to get the win and cover tonight. On Friday start the weeks big with 4 big lay on the hoops card. Top play on West Kentucky cashes big last night. Tonight there are 2 Perfect systems NBA Plays and 2 NCAAB Conf. Tournament plays, one is a 5* MAC System side the other is the Dog of the Month. Jump on now and out this exclusive data on your side. For the free play we will take Utah.  RV