NBA Playoffs Betting – Game 5 – Portland at Dallas

May 30, 2011 NBA Basketball

The Dallas Mavericks host the Portland Trail Blazers in Monday NBA playoffs betting with their best-of-seven series tied 2-2.

The Trail Blazers made a stunning comeback on Saturday night to even the series but they are still underdogs on the road on Monday night in Dallas. Make your NBA playoffs bet on this game at Sbgglobal.

Amazing Comeback
Portland was down and out on Saturday night as they trailed Dallas by 23 points in the third quarter.  It appeared that the Mavericks would head home with a 3-1 series lead and a chance to close out Portland.  Brandon Roy had other thoughts as he led Portland for one of the best comebacks in NBA playoff history.  Roy had 18 points in the fourth quarter as Portland became just the third team in NBA history to win a playoff game when trailing by 18 points or more starting the fourth quarter.  Roy said that had has never felt anything like he did in the fourth quarter on Saturday. The Trail Blazers completed their comeback when Roy converted a 4-point play to tie the game at 82.  Roy hit another shot to give the Blazers an 84-82 lead and Dallas missed two 3-point shots and Portland got the win. Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle said that it was obvious that Dallas let up in the fourth quarter. Now the Mavericks have to face questions about choking in the playoffs yet again.

Mavericks -4.5, total 184.5
This series may be tied 2-2 but the Mavericks have covered all four games for gamblers making their NBA playoffs bet. They won the first two games in Dallas and even though they lost the two in Portland they covered the NBA playoffs betting number each time.  Here are the betting trends for Monday.  In this series, the Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. Looking at the total, the Under is 6-2 in the Trail Blazers last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Under is 3-1-1 in the Mavericks last 5 playoff games as a favorite. The Under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Dallas.