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2021 NBA Handicapping
(12-41) Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks (31-23)
Date: Tuesday, February 8th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons +570 | Mavericks -645 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -10
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Tuesday, February 8th the Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks will meet for the first time this season and complete the season series April 6th in Detroit.
Both teams last played on Sunday with the Pistons falling 105-118 by the the Timberwolves while the Mavericks beat the Hawks 103-94.
Jerami Grant returned to the court but made no dent in the Pistons performance. It’s hard to tell if he’s still getting back his rhythm or is emotionally impacted by the constant trade rumors.
Detroit didn’t get any chance to measure how well he would fit with Cade Cunningham because the rookie suffered a hip pointer shortly after Grant’s return.
No doubt the forward will be eager for Thursday’s deadline to pass so he knows what his future holds whatever team he’s playing for.
As John Schuhmann pointed out, the frontcourt trio of Grant, Isaiah Stewart and Saddiq Bey aren’t a productive unit posting the worst mark of 325 three-man units (note: with 350 minutes minimum played).
Clearly, that’s a concerning sign and perhaps it could be fixed with Cunningham in the mix but odds are it lends to Grant’s exit more than his retention.
Detroit ranks 14th in the East and 29th overall. That’s good enough to nab one of the three prime draft lottery positions.
The problem is now is the time for even the lottery teams to try to win and build momentum to carry them into next season. Things won’t get easier as they have the 11th hardest strength of schedule remaining
Cunningham (hip) and Jamorko Pickett (toe) are questionable for Tuesday while Josh Jackson (back) was downgraded to out versus the Mavericks. Isaiah Livers (foot) is out indefinitely.
In the last 20 games the Mavericks have dominated winning 15 contests and losing only five times. They are doing it primarily via a new found defensive focus and sometimes winning ugly.
That was the case versus the Hawks as Luka Doncic had to sit less than a minute into the third frame after picking up his fifth foul and was joined by Jalen Brunson shortly before the half way mark of the quarter also collecting his fifth foul.
With the two point guards out of the game the Hawks chipped away at the double-digit lead but never got closer than two points.
Doncic still registered a triple-double of 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists while Reggie Bullock and Brunson both scored 22 points.
Maxi Kleber (knee), Sterling Brown (foot) and Kristaps Porzingis (knee) are all questionable. Tim Hardaway Jr. is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavericks are 6-4 in their last 10 meetings against each other
- The Mavericks are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 matches versus each other
- The over/under is 5-4-1 in the teams last 10 head to head matches
- Detroit are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Dallas are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Detroit are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’ last 7 games.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Two of the five losses noted above occurred versus the Suns and Warriors but the other three were games Dallas should’ve easily won.
Specifically, two lottery bound teams (Thunder, Magic) and a squad fighting to get into the play-in tournament (Knicks). That trio of clubs have a cumulative record of 53-109 (32.7%).
Suffice to say, the Mavericks can’t afford to show up unprepared for this match and the above defeats should serve as a fresh reminder.
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