Portland is sending off their Trail Blazers southbound for some Friday Night NBA action as they take on the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. While most fans are looking at the totals here, we’re leaning Portland for a straight up win as they continue to extend their comeback in their last 10 games.

Portland Trail Blazers

After losing three games in a row between January 10th and January 14th to Houston, New Orleans, and Minnesota, Portland showed up with three victories and currently sits at 6-4 in their last 10 games. Things are heating up for Portland fans as they travel to Dallas tonight with Jusurf Nurkic being the only player in the injury report and in a ‘probable’ status for the game. The Trail Blazers beat Dallas twice in their last 3 encounters, scoring higher and landing more 3 point shots and steals. While their performance away isn’t great at 1-4 in their last 5 games, we are expecting them to surprise Dallas tonight and start another streak.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks have been on their heels for a while now. Currently, at 3-7 in their last 10 games, the Mavericks have only won a single game in their last 5. At home, Dallas managed to win 2 games but has dropped 5 and they’ve dropped 2 matches against the Trail Blazers in their last 3 encounters. Unfortunately for them, Devin Harris, Seth Curry, Nerlens Noel, and Dorian Finney-Smith are all out indefinitely and Dirk Nowitzki is only probably for tonight. The Mavericks might have a strong first half but don’t panic… the Trail Blazers will take over.

Date: January 26, 2018, 8:30 PM ET
Location: American Airlines Center
Prediction: Portland to win