Mavericks vs. 76ers - 2/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (8-46) at Dallas Mavericks (29-27)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -10 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSSW
The Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks meet Sunday at the American Airlines Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 95.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.1 points and 7.3 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 15.1 points and 7.8 assists. Robert Covington is dishing 1.4 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 100.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Chandler Parsons is averaging 12.8 points and 2.4 assists. Deron Williams is dishing 5.4 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have split their last eight home games. Devin Harris is doubtful with a toe injury.
The 76ers are 24-9-1 ATS in their last 34 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mavericks are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is the game that can help get the Mavs back on track. And while the 76ers have been a decent covering team as of late, the talent gap is too wide for the Mavs not to win by double digits.