Free NBA Hoops Pick: Mavericks vs. Pistons Lines
Looking for Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons free plays? NBA betting sees the Mavericks taking on the Pistons on Friday April 1, 2016 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(37-38) Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons (40-35)
Date: Friday April 1
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Pistons -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 205.5
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This is a non-conference match up where both teams really need a W. The Mavs are tied with the Utah Jazz for the last playoff spot in the West and the Pistons are in the 7th spot in the East with a ? game lead over the Pacers and 2.5 game lead on the Bulls.
The Mavs had really been a slump that took them out of the playoff picture, but they have won 2 in a row.
The Pistons are surging winning 7 of their last 8 games and in their last game at home they beat the Thunder snapping OKC’s long winning streak.
In their last games the Pistons beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-82 and the Mavs beat the New York Knicks 91-89.
The Mavs only rank 18th in the league in opponents’ points allowed, but they have held their opponents to under 90 points in their last 2 games.
In their win over the Knicks in the last game the Mavericks shot a lower FG% than New York, but they forced 20 turnovers. In that game Dirk Nowitzki really struggled only going for 11 points on terrible 5/23 shooting, but reserve G J.J. Barea came up big going for 26 points.
Barea has surpassed his season average in the last 5 games and if the big German struggles again he will have to come up big yet again to win in the Motor City.
The Mavericks rank 12th in the league in scoring, but their offense has not been clicking as of late and they have won 2 straight because of their D.
Dallas’ 2nd leading score Deron Williams has missed a few games with an injury and is unlikely to go in this game.
This season the Mavericks are 16-21 on the road, but they did win their last game away from the Big D.
The Pistons have to be happy with their play as of late and their was some controversy in their win over the Thunder in their last game. Ex Thunder G Reggie Jackson was celebrating with the game still going on and that irked the OKC players.
Still, while the Pistons struggled with their shot in the game they held the high scoring Thunder to only 82 points on 37.8% shooting.
Overall, the Pistons rank 17th in the league in points per game and 12th in opponents’ points per game.
While the Pistons won the game with OKC because of their D their offense has been solid in winning 7 of their last 8 games.
Jackson leads the team in scoring and the Mavericks will really have their hands full facing big Man Andre Drummond, who is the 2nd leading scorer for Detroit and leads the NBA in rebounds per game. That is not good for a Dallas team that ranks 20th in the league in rebounding.
Earlier this season in Dallas the Pistons beat the Mavericks 102-96.
The Pistons are 25-13 at home this season and in winning 7 of 8 games all have been on their home floor.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Mavericks are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- Pistons are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Pistons are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction:
The Mavs won in their last game, but facing the host Pistons they will not get the W and Detroit will win in their house and cover the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Small Lean OVER & Pistons ATS
The Mavs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the Pistons in Detroit, but that trend will not continue.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 109 – Dallas 101
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