Mavericks at 76ers - 11/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (6-4) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-10)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSN
The Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers play Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look to keep the ball rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 13 points and 5.3 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and J.J. Barea is dishing 4.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are getting 41.6 points from their bench and are 5-1 this season when scoring 100-plus points. The Mavericks are starting to play some consistent basketball, which includes wins over the Clippers and Rockets. The Mavs have split their last 10 regular season road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are still looking for their first win after a brutal 0-10 start to the year. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 91.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 19 points and 6.8 rebounds while Nerlens Noel is averaging 12.3 points and 10 rebounds. T.J. McConnell is dishing 7.7 assists and Jerami Grant is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from downtown and have allowed 100-plus points in seven of their 10 games. The 76ers are getting just 58.1 points from their starters and are turning the ball over 16 times per game. The 76ers have lost 10 straight home games.
The Mavericks are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Mavs don't have the offensive firepower to blow out a young, desprate team. Also, the 76ers have done an OK job at covering big spreads. I'll take a shot with Philly at home and the points.