NBA Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 3/3/2024

NBA 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 3/3/2024

The Philadelphia 76ers (34-25) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (34-26) on Sunday, March 3rd. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on ABC. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

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The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win

The 76ers won vs. the Hornets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 121-114. The 76ers managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 63-58.

Coming into today’s game, the 76ers are 34-25 overall and are 5th in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic division, they are 3rd. As +8.5 point underdogs, the 76ers will try to pull off an upset.

Philadelphia has an overall ATS record of 33-26 for the season so far. Philadelphia has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 17-15 ATS at home compared to 16-11 on the road.

The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Mavericks fell to the Celtics by a score of 138-110. the Mavericks not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 237.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Heading into today’s matchup with the 76ers, the Mavericks are focused on improving their overall record of 34-26. On the road this season, the Mavericks have gone 16-13, compared to their 18-13 record at home.

Dallas has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 32-28 against the spread. This season, Dallas has a 21-13 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 11-15 when playing as underdogs.

76ers Offense Breakdown

Through 59 games games, Philadelphia is averaging 117.1 points per game (13th).

When it comes to scoring, the 76ers have been right around the NBA average this season. They are 13th in the league with 117.1 points per game. On the road, Philadelphia is averaging 116.8 points per game.

In terms of pace, the 76ers are 17th in the NBA at 98.2 possessions per game. This season, they have outscored the league average in 54.2% of their games.

Philadelphia has been one of the best teams in the NBA at getting to the free-throw line this season. They lead the league in free throws made per game at 21 and are 3rd in attempts at 25.3 per game.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Dallas is averaging 118.8 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league.

At home, the Mavericks are averaging 120.5 points per game (8th) compared to 116.9 on the road (10th). On the season, they are 7th in the NBA with 118.8 points per game.

Dallas is 13th in field goal percentage at 48% and 9th in true shooting percentage. They are also 12th in pace at 99.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are 3rd in made threes per game (14.9). However, they are just 11th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

76ers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the 76ers’ defense is giving up an average of 113.7 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.1% from downtown.

Mavericks Team Defense

At present, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 23rd, allowing 118.0 points per game. Opponents are hitting 55.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.0% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The 76ers And Mavericks

For today’s matchup, we project Tyrese Maxey to lead the scoring for the 76ers, putting up 24 points and shooting at a rate of 9/19. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.1 points per game, along with 3.8 rebounds.

On the other side, Luka Doncic is our projected leading scorer for the Mavericks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 33 and grabbing 9 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 49.6%, and his scoring average is 34.5 points per game.

76ers vs Mavericks Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 112 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their last three home contests, Dallas has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 121 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • The Mavericks have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

76ers vs Mavericks Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Mavericks, with a final score of 161-104, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Mavericks at -8.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 235.5, and our model predicts the 76ers and Mavericks to score a combined 265 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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