The Dallas Mavericks (26-23) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (30-18) on Monday, February 5th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. Both the Mavericks and 76ers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Mavericks vs 76ers
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Mavericks were defeated by the Bucks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 129-117. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Mavericks failed to cover the spread as +4 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 246 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 248.
Coming into their matchup with the 76ers, the Mavericks have an overall record of 26-23 and are trying to end a two game losing skid. In the Western Conference, they currently sit in 8th place and are 2nd in the Southwest division.
Dallas currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 24-25 at this point. Dallas has gone 15-11 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 9-14 when playing as underdogs.
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The 76ers is coming off a loss to the Nets in their latest game, ending with a score of 136-121. The 76ers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 67-51.
Coming into today’s matchup against the Mavericks, the 76ers have an overall record of 30-18 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. Currently, they are ranked 5th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Atlantic division.
Philadelphia comes in with an overall ATS record of 30-18 so far this season. In their last five games as favorites, the 76ers have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 6-6 against the spread when they are underdogs.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
The Dallas offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 118.2 points per game.
So far this season, the Mavericks are averaging 118.2 points per game, which is 9th in the league. On the road, they are averaging 116.2 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are 2nd in the NBA in both three-pointers made and attempted. They are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.
Overall, the Mavericks have a field goal percentage of 47%, which is 16th in the league. In terms of pace, they are 11th with 99.7 possessions per game.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Today, the 76ers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 119.1 points per game (6th).
This season, the 76ers have been one of the most prolific offenses in the NBA, averaging 119.1 points per game (6th). At home, they have been even better, scoring 121.0 points per game (8th).
When it comes to pace, Philadelphia is in the middle of the pack, sitting 16th in the league at 98.6 possessions per game.
One area where the 76ers have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They lead the NBA in both free throws made (22.8) and attempted (27.3) per game.
Mavericks Team Defense
Facing Philadelphia, the Mavericks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 118.8 points allowed per game (21st). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Mavericks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.1% from downtown.
76ers Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the 76ers’ defense is giving up an average of 113.3 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Nets, the 76ers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 136 points.
Key Players For The Mavericks And 76ers
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Luka Doncic as the primary point contributor for the Mavericks, finishing with 32 points while maintaining a 11/22 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 34.8 points per game, along with 8.6 rebounds.
On the other side, Tyrese Maxey is our projected leading scorer for the 76ers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 45.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.2 points per game.
Mavericks vs 76ers Trends
- Through their last five road contests, the Mavericks offense has averaged 113 points per game while allowing an average of 128. Dallas posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
- In their last five games at home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 113 points per game in these contests.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the 76ers have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Mavericks have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
Coming in as the underdogs at +1.5, we have the 76ers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 242.5, and our model predicts the Mavericks and 76ers to score a combined 220 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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