Dallas Mavericks (49-30) vs. Detroit Pistons (23-56)
April 6, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons +12; Over/Under: -
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The Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 107.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.3 points and 8.7 assists, while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 16.4 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 104.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 17.3 points and 5.5 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 overall. The under is 5-2 in Pistons last 7 overall. The Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Detroit and 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks need this game as they still have a chance at the third seed in the West, but this line feels a bit steep. The Detroit Pistons have been a lot more competitive as of late, and that includes actually winning their last five games by an average of 2.4 points. The Pistons are also a profitable 22-17 against the spread at home this season. The Mavs will play hard and win, but the Pistons can do enough here to hang within the number.