Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 18 (3/18): NBA
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- Mar 18, 2022, 5:11:06 AM
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|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Mavericks money line||+130|
|76ers money line||-150|
|Over / under||221.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Dallas Mavericks||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Road / home record||20-14||19-15|
|Points per game||106.7||108.6|
|Points allowed per game||103.65||106.76|
|Rebounds per game||43.09||42.26|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.1||44.7|
|Over / under record||24-43-2||30-36-2|
The Dallas Mavericks continue on the road and will visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. This is the second time these teams face off this season and the Mavs won the last game 107-98 in Dallas.
The Mavericks have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 20-14 on the road this season. Dallas has a 43-26 record overall ranking second in the Southwest division. Dallas is the leader in the Western Conference giving up only 103.7 points per game while holding opponents to 45.6% shooting.
Doncic is shooting 45.5% and averaging 28.2 points for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.3 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.
Dallas are 8-2 in their last 10 games, averaging 107.0 points, 39.7 rebounds, 20.4 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.8 points.
INJURIES: Tim Hardaway Jr., Bullock, Theo Pinson, Marquese Chriss are out.
The Sixers have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 19-15 at home this season with a 42-26 overall ranking first in the Atlantic Division. They're coming from a win against the Cavaliers. Joel Embiid had 35 points and 17 rebounds, James Harden scored 21 points and added 11 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers edged the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-114 on Wednesday night.
Embiid is shooting 48.4% and averaging 29.8 points for the 76ers. Maxey is averaging 18.5 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
In their last 10 games the 76ers are 7-3, averaging 115.3 points, 41.9 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points per game.
Dallas are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games.
Philadelphia are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games.
These are two of the best teams in the NBA and both have MVP contenders. The Mavs have won 8 of their last 10 games and have the best defense in the NBA allowing 103.6 ppg. The 76ers have also won 7 of their last 10 but have struggled to cover the spread. It's hard to pick a side on this one so I'm looking at the total. With both teams playing good defense and the under prevailing on this head to head, I think the under is the play.
PICK: Under 221.5 (-110)
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