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(32-31) Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks (33-31)
Date: Wednesday March 9th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Mavs -2
NBA Betting Total: 206
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The Mavs are in the 6th spot in the West, but that may not be the case much longer. They have lost 3 straight and in those games their defense has really struggled. They will be facing a Pistons’ team that is coming off a win.
The Pistons had their 2-game losing streak snapped in their last game and they are ? game out of the last playoff spot in the East.
In their last games the Pistons beat the Portland Trailblazers 123-103 and the Mavs lost to the L.A. Clippers 109-90.
The Pistons rank 17th in the league in points per game and 11th in opponents’ points per game. In their win over the Blazers in their last game Detroit used a balanced effort to win with every starter scoring at least 14 points led by Reggie Jackson going for 30 points.
In the game the Pistons shot a solid FG% of 52.4%.
This is the first meeting between these 2 teams this season.
Detroit had really struggled on offense in their previous 2 games before the Portland win scoring 89 points and 81 points respectively. Those games were on the road as well.
This season the Pistons are 13-20 on the road.
The Mavs have lost their last 3 games and in those games they have given up an average of 109.7 ppg. Overall, the Mavs rank 16th in the league in opponents’ points allowed and they have to shore up their D tonight facing a Detroit team that scored 123 points in their last game.
One player the Dallas D really has to worry about is C Andre Drummond.
He is a beast in the middle and in the Mavs’ loss to the Clippers in their last game they allowed C Andre Jordan to score 23 points and grab 20 boards.
Dallas’ leading scorer Dirk Nowitzki has been playing well for the last couple of games, but he not gotten much help. 2nd leading scorer Deron Williams is coming off a bad game against the Clippers and he has failed to shoot 50% from the floor in 4 of his last 5 games.
The Mavs 19-14 at home this season and they had won 3 in a row in their house before the Clippers game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Pistons are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Pistons have an Under record of 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
- Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. li>
- Mavericks have an Over record of 10-2 in their last 12 games.
Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
The Mavs will get back in the W column with a win, but it will be close and the Pistons will cover.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: LEAN Under
The road team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 games between these 2 teams and look for that trend to continue in the Big D.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Mavericks 103 – Pistons 101
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