The Mavericks won Game 1 by a score of 89-81 on Saturday night and covered the spread in NBA playoffs betting.
The Dallas Mavericks are favored in NBA playoffs betting online at Sbg global for Game 2 of their best-of-seven series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.
Nowitzki and Kidd
The Mavericks got 28 points from Dirk Nowitzki, 18 of which came in the fourth quarter and they got 24 points from Jason Kidd. The two veterans were at their best down the stretch as the Mavericks took the first game of this series. Nowitzki hit a big 3-pointer with just over 3 minutes left to give Dallas the lead and they never trailed again. Nowitzki also was 13 of 13 from the foul line with all of those free throws coming in the fourth quarter. It is the most free throws a player has made in a playoff game in 15 years. Nowitzki got help from Jason Kidd who scored the most points he has scored all season. Two weeks ago in Portland it was Kidd who went scoreless but it he showed everyone in Game 1 he still has something left.
Blazers let it Get Away
Portland had their chances to win Game 1 and they simply let it get away. The Blazers led by six points in the fourth quarter but Nowitzki took over and Portland had no answers. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 27 points while Andre Miller added 18.
Tuesday Game Notes
The Blazers have now lost 14 of their past 16 road playoff games. In this series, the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Trail Blazers are 1-5 in NBA playoffs betting online in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Northwest. Looking at the total in NBA playoffs betting, the Under is 5-0 in the Trail Blazers last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Under is 6-2 in the Trail Blazers last 8 road games. The Under is 6-0-1 in the Mavericks last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Under is 6-2-1 in the Mavericks last 9 home games. The Under is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in Dallas.