Pistons vs. Mavericks - 4/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (37-38) at Detroit Pistons (40-35)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSDT
The Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons clash Friday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Dallas Mavericks need a victory after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 103 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.5 points and 6.6 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 12.3 points and two assists. J.J. Barea is dishing 4.1 assists and David Lee is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Detroit Pistons look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 18.5 points and 6.2 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.7 points and 14.9 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.9 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last seven home games.
The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.
The Mavs have really fallen off lately and look like one of those teams that may just fall out of the playoff race. On the other side, the Pistons are playing solid ball down the stretch and would love to clinch a playoff spot. Give me the Pistons and the reasonable line.