Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 3/9/2024

The Dallas Mavericks (35-28) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (10-52) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Mavericks vs Pistons

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The Mavericks Are Coming Off A Win

The Mavericks picked up a win over the Heat in their latest game, finishing with a score of 114-108. Not only did the Mavericks win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -4.5 point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 222 points was below the over/under line of 230.

As we assess the Mavericks’ last ten games, they have gone 5-5 and have a 35-28 record heading into today’s game against the Pistons. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 8th place and are 2nd in the Southwest division.

Dallas has an overall ATS record of 33-30 for the season so far. As the favorite this season, Dallas is 22-15 vs. the spread while going 11-15 as the underdog.

The Pistons Are Coming Off A Win

The Pistons took down the Nets in their most recent game with a final score of 118-112. The Pistons entered the game as the underdogs by +2, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 215.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Heading into their matchup with the Mavericks, the Pistons have an overall record of 10-52 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the Pistons are 5-25 compared to 5-27 on the road this season.

Currently, Detroit holds an above .500 ATS record of 31-30 so far this year. As the favorite this season, Detroit is 1-4 vs. the spread while going 30-26 as the underdog.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

Today, the Mavericks enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 118.7 points per game (7th).

On the season, the Mavericks are 7th in the NBA in scoring at 118.7 points per game. Interestingly, they have been a better offensive team on the road (116.9 PPG) compared to at home (120.1 PPG).

Dallas is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 15 made threes per game (3rd). In terms of pace, the Mavericks are 11th at 99.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, Dallas is 12th in the NBA at 48%. Overall, they have made 56% of their two-point attempts (7th).

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Detroit offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.2 points per game.

At home, the Pistons are scoring 111.6 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in the league in scoring at 112.2 points per game. They are 10th in pace at 100 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Pistons are 17th in the league at 47%. They are also 7th in two-point field goals made but are just 29th in three-point shooting at 35%.

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 29% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 15th in attempts and 18th in makes.

Mavericks Team Defense

On defense, the Mavericks come into the game ranked 24th in the league in points allowed at 118.1 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 121.7 points per contest (22nd). Dallas’ defense is currently forcing 11.9 turnovers per game, which is 6th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 23rd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.6 rejections per game.

Pistons Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pistons is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 120.8 points per game (27th). Inside the arc, the Pistons defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.5% and 37.9% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Mavericks And Pistons

In today’s game, we anticipate Luka Doncic leading the scoring for the Mavericks, contributing 34 points while shooting 11/23 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 34.6 points per game, along with 9 rebounds.

On the other side, Cade Cunningham is our projected leading scorer for the Pistons. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.2% and is averaging 22.4 points per contest.

Mavericks vs Pistons Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 118 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five home games, Detroit has averaged 106 points per game while allowing 113. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
  • The last ten games that Detroit was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.

Mavericks vs Pistons Prediction

The Mavericks is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 118-109. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Mavericks at -7.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 234.5, and our model predicts the Mavericks and Pistons to score a combined 227 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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