76ers vs. Mavericks - 11/29/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (12-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-15)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +12.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CN8PHI
The Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers play Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Dallas Mavericks have won eight of their last 10 games and remain an offensive machine. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 109.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki leads the Mavs with 19.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while Monta Ellis is averaging 19.1 points and 4.8 assists. Chandler Parsons is shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.3 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks are the best offensive team in the league and are 12-2 SU this season when scoring 100-plus points. The issue for the Mavs is on the defensive side of the ball, as they’ve allowed 100-plus points in three straight games and are allowing 42.2 percent shooting from deep in their last five games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers remain winless and haven’t played since Wednesday. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 89.9 points on 41.3 percent shooting and are allowing 105.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Tony Wroten leads the 76ers with 17.9 points and 6.3 assists while Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Henry Sims is shooting 48.8 percent from the field and Nerlens Noel has grabbed 22 rebounds in his last three games. It goes without saying that the Philadelphia 76ers are by far the worst team in the league, as teams are shooting 49.9 percent from the field in their last five games. With six of the next eight opponents being playoff teams from a year ago, it will be a while before the 76ers get in the win column.
The Mavericks are 55-22 ATS in their last 77 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The 76ers are 13-27 ATS in their last 40 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Mavericks are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
I can't back the 76ers no matter how many free points we're getting when they're going up against the best offensive team in the league. This one is sure to get ugly.