Week: 2-2Month: 5-6
DALLAS MAVERICKS (-3) (AWAY) OVER PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS (HOME)
LaMarcus Aldridge averaged 28.2 points against the Mavericks the past 2 seasons. Unfortunately, he announced Thursday that he is out for the year. Without Aldridge, the Mavs have the edge. Less than a week ago the Blazers beat Dallas 99-97 in OT with Aldridge putting up 25 points and 12 rebounds. I do not believe Portland has the players to make up for what they lose with Aldridge. Take Dallas.