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2021 NBA Handicapping
(18-40) Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks (30-26)
Date: Wednesday, April 21st
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons +525 | Mavericks -641
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 220.5
On Wednesday, April 21st, the Detroit Pistons meet the Dallas Mavericks for the second and final time this season. Dallas won the first meeting on December 12th (122-111).
Last season, the squads played twice with the teams splitting the two contests. The Pistons hold the all-time record having won 42 matches of the 77 played.
Several teams are actively tanking in an effort to nab one of the bottom three seeds and improve their odds to 14 percent of collecting the top 2021 draft pick in the lottery.
A week ago the Pistons were one of those three clubs. However, through the last 13 matches, the Pistons are playing close to .500 ball with six wins and seven losses. Considering the Pistons have only 18 wins on the season that’s a significant portion (33 percent) of their victories.
Orlando dropped under Detroit who beat the Thunder twice to help them close the gap and they beat Cleveland on Monday. This in spite of the Pistons holding out their star Jerami Grant but the Pistons rookies, in particular, stepped up.
Specifically, Isaiah Stewart collected a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds, Killian Hayes scored 12 points and dished nine dimes, while Saddiq Bey scored 20 points with five rebounds.
Hayes is out Wednesday for injury management. Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) is doubtful while Rodney McGruder (elbow) is out.
The Mavericks missed a prime opportunity to climb up the ladder with five losses in their last seven matches. While the defeats to the 76ers and Knicks are understandable losses to the Rockets, Spurs and Kings are baffling.
The most recent being a 121-107 beat down by the Kings. Luka Doncic led the way for the Mavericks with 37 points, eight rebounds, four assists, a steal, and three blocks. Dorian Finney-Smith (22) and Jalen Brunson (20) were the only other double-figure scorers.
One would assume Kristaps Porzingis would own the matchup versus Hassan Whiteside but that wasn’t the case. Instead, of taking Whiteside inside, the unicorn kept firing from deep (1 of 7) and had an inefficient night overall (3 of 14) for nine points but did grab 11 rebounds.
Tim Hardaway Jr. has an illness making his participation on Wednesday questionable. Tyrell Terry (personal) remains out with no timetable for return.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pistons are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pistons are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 3-6-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone under in 11 of Dallas’ last 13 games at home.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Detroit’s rookies are playing with freedom with nothing to lose but need to tank in order to improve their lottery odds.
Conversely, Doncic who isn’t enamored with the play-in tournament concept needs to rally his team and take advantage of their ease of schedule to ascend the ladder. Of the Mavericks’ 16 remaining games, only five are against current seeds.
Following a bad loss, Doncic tends to respond with a big game, but he needs Porzingis or his teammates to start helping him because they’ve already wasted a prime opportunity and can’t afford to keep doing that.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pistons +11.5
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