Philadelphia 76ers (36-17) at Dallas Mavericks (29-23)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +2 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks meet Monday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.4 points and 11.1 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.6 points and 3.6 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 2.9 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.5 points and 8.7 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.4 points and 9.2 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 overall. The under is 18-5 in Mavericks last 23 overall. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been a very consistent team this season and it's hard to turn down small chalk with them given we don't see these numbers often. However, the Dallas Mavericks are playing their best ball of the season, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 9.8 points while allowing 39.9 percent shooting from the field. The Mavs are playing too good to turn down a free bucket. This is a statement game for the Mavericks. I'll take the bucket.