Mavericks vs. Magic - 3/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (26-32) at Dallas Mavericks (32-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -6 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSSW
The Orlando Magic and Dallas Mavericks square off Tuesday at the American Airlines Center.
The Orlando Magic look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.7 points and nine rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.9 points and four assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing 5.9 assists and Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing four rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost seven of their last nine road games. Evan Fournier is questionable with a wrist injury.
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The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.6 points and 6.6 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.2 points and 5.5 assists. Chandler Parsons is dishing 2.5 assists and Wesley Matthews is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won seven of their last 12 home games.
The Magic are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Mavericks are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Dallas and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Mavs usually struggle against younger, more atheltic teams, as their older roster can't keep up in transition. Well, the Magic fit the bill here. The points are likely going to come into play here.