Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 4/12/2024

The Detroit Pistons (13-67) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (50-30) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on BSD. The Mavericks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Heat. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Pistons vs Mavericks

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The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Pistons lost to the Bulls with a final score of 127-105. The Pistons picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 64-55.

With an overall record of 13-67, the Pistons are looking to snap their six game losing streak as they take on the Mavericks. In the Eastern Conference, the Pistons are currently 15th and are 5th in the Central division.

Detroit has an overall ATS record of 39-40 for the season so far. On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 21-19 compared to a 18-21 record vs. the spread at home.

The Mavericks Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Mavericks took down the Heat by a score of 111-92. The Mavericks not only won the game but also covered the spread as -2.5-point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 203 points was below the over/under line of 217.5.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Pistons, the Mavericks are looking to stay above .500. Their overall record is 50-30 and they are currently in 5th place in the Western Conference. In the Southwest division, they are in 1st place.

Dallas comes in with an overall ATS record of 48-32 so far this season. The Mavericks are in the midst of a four game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 33-17 record against the spread as favorites.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

In 80 games games, Detroit has an average of 110.1 points per game (26th).

Heading into their matchup with the Mavericks, the Pistons’ offense is ranked 26th in the NBA at 110.1 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 109.9 points compared to 110.3 at home.

Despite their below-average scoring numbers, Detroit is 8th in the league in pace at 99.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Pistons are 23rd at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 29th in made threes at 11.1 per game. Overall, they are hitting 35% of their attempts from beyond the arc.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Mavericks are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 118.6 points per game (5th).

At home, the Mavericks are averaging 119.4 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. Overall, they are 5th in scoring at 118.6 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 9th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game.

Dallas is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA, attempting the 2nd most threes per game at 39.7. They have made 37% of their three-point attempts this season. In terms of two-point shooting, the Mavericks are 4th in the league at 57%.

When it comes to free throws, Dallas is 15th in the NBA with 17.2 made free throws per game. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the league at 25.8 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Mavericks are 23rd in the NBA.

Pistons Team Defense

On defense, the Pistons are ranked 26th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 62.5% of their games. In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 14.8 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 21st in rejections, averaging 4.7 blocked shots each game.

Mavericks Team Defense

At present, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 20th, allowing 115.5 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Mavericks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.4% and allowing 36.8% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Pistons And Mavericks

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Cade Cunningham as the primary point contributor for the Pistons, finishing with 22 points while maintaining a 8/18 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.7 points per game, along with 4.3 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Luka Doncic to be the top scorer for the Mavericks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 34, and he is expected to secure 9 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48.7% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 33.9 points per game.

Pistons vs Mavericks Trends

  • Across the Pistons last ten road games, the team averaged 98 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 1-9 straight-up.
  • Across their last three home contests, Dallas has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 113 points per game.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Pistons have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • The Mavericks have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Pistons vs Mavericks Prediction

The Mavericks is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 115-101. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Mavericks at -13.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 218 and given that our model is projecting 216 points between the teams, we like the under.

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