Mavericks vs 76ers NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview 03/02/23

Mavericks vs 76ers NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview 03/02/23

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
76ers money line +145
76ers spread +2.5 (-110)
Mavericks money line -175
Mavericks spread -2.5 (-110)
Over / under 229.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Philadelphia 76ers Dallas Mavericks
Record 40-21 32-21
Home / road record 16-11 20-12
Streak W1 L2
Points per game 113.00 113.00
Points allowed per game 110.00 112.00
Rebounds per game 42.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 43.00
Over / under record 33-28 35-28
 

Preview

The Dallas Mavericks are set to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers in an exciting NBA regular-season matchup on March 3rd, 2023. This game will feature two of the league's top scorers in Luka Doncic and Joel Embiid. The Mavericks are currently in seventh place in the Western Conference with a record of 32-31, while the 76ers are in third place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 40-21. In this article, we will provide an in-depth preview of both teams, including their recent performances, key players, and injury reports. We will also provide a prediction on which team will come out on top.

 

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have had a good season so far, with a record of 39-20, which puts them in third place in the Eastern Conference. The team has a strong defense, with a defensive rating of 110.4, which ranks third in the Eastern Conference. Their defense will be put to the test against the Mavericks, who have the sixth-best offense in the league.

The 76ers are led by Joel Embiid, who is averaging 33.0 points per game, which ranks second in the NBA. He is also averaging 11.6 rebounds per game, which ranks sixth in the league. Embiid has been the driving force behind the 76ers' success this season, and he will be a player to watch in this game.

In addition to Embiid, the 76ers have a talented supporting cast, including James Harden, who is averaging 21.6 points per game and shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc. The 76ers will need a strong performance from their supporting cast to complement Embiid's play.

The 76ers have been playing well recently, winning seven of their last ten games, and they will look to carry that momentum into their game against the Mavericks.

In addition to their scoring output, the 76ers have also been dominant on the glass, grabbing an average of 40.4 rebounds per game. This rebounding prowess has allowed them to control the tempo of games and limit their opponents' second-chance opportunities.

Furthermore, the team has showcased its excellent passing skills, dishing out an average of 25.1 assists per game. This unselfish play has resulted in a high level of team cohesion and a diverse scoring output, with multiple players contributing in each game.

On the defensive end, the 76ers have been a formidable force, recording an average of 7.9 steals and 3.5 blocks per game. These statistics highlight the team's commitment to playing tenacious defense and disrupting their opponents' offensive flow.

Despite their recent success, the 76ers have faced some tough opponents and have allowed an average of 109.3 points per game over their last 10 games.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks currently sit in sixth place in the Western Conference with a record of 32-29. They have been one of the more consistent teams in the West this season and have managed to stay in the playoff race despite a few bumps along the way. Dallas has been particularly strong against Western Conference opponents, with a record of 24-16 against teams from the West. They have also been competitive in close games, with a 7-7 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

Luka Doncic has been the driving force behind the Mavericks' success this season. The third-year guard is currently averaging 33.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He is an all-around player who can impact the game in many ways and will undoubtedly be a key factor in the matchup against the Lakers. Tim Hardaway Jr. has also been playing well recently, averaging 11.1 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

The Mavericks have a record of 6-4 in their last 10 games, averaging 119.1 points per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.0 points per game over the same period. 

When it comes to injuries, the Mavericks will be without Maxi Kleber due to a hamstring injury and Davis Bertans due to a calf injury. 

 

BETTING TRENDS

Philadelphia are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games.

Philadelphia are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.

Philadelphia are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Dallas.

Philadelphia are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Dallas.

Dallas are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas' last 7 games.

Dallas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 5 games against Philadelphia.

Dallas are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games at home.

 

Prediction

There are several factors that lead us to believe the Mavericks will win this game. First and foremost, Luka Doncic has been playing at an MVP-caliber level all season long. He has been able to carry the Mavericks on his back in several games this season, and he is capable of doing so again in this game. The 76ers will be without their star player Joel Embiid, which will put even more pressure on their supporting cast to step up. This could open up opportunities for Doncic to take advantage of the 76ers' weakened defense and put up big numbers.

In addition, the Mavericks have been a much better team at home this season. They have gone 20-12 in home games, while the 76ers are just 16-11 in road games. The Mavericks will have the support of their home crowd, which should give them an added boost.

Defensively, the Mavericks have been somewhat inconsistent this season, but they have the talent and ability to play strong defense when needed. They will need to step up defensively in this game to limit the 76ers' scoring opportunities.

Overall, we believe the Mavericks will win this game and cover the -2.5 points spread. With Luka Doncic leading the way and the support of their home crowd, the Mavericks should be able to take advantage of a weakened 76ers team and come out on top.

 

PICK: Mavericks -2.5 (-110)

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