Philadelphia 76ers at Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30 PM (American Airlines Center)
DAL -2, O/U 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Dallas, TX on Saturday for a game against the Mavericks in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference. In their last game, the 76ers were victorious against the Boston Celtics by the score of 109-98. Josh Richardson led the 76ers in points as he scored 29 on the night while shooting 9 of 16 from the field and 10 of 10 from the free throw line. Richardson also led Philadelphia in assists on the night with 7 while playing a total of 34 minutes. Ben Simmons led the 76ers in rebounds with 9 on the night, including 2 offensively.
With the win against Boston, the 76ers are 25-14 on the season, which places them in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. Joel Embiid is the 76ers leader in points per game with 23.4 and in rebounds per game with 12.3. Ben Simmons leads Philadelphia in assists per game and is averaging 8.4 on the season. Philadelphia comes into Saturday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Joel Embiid is listed as out.
The Dallas Mavericks welcome Philadelphia 76ers to town on Saturday, but first must play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. In their last game, the Mavericks lost to the Denver Nuggets by the score of 107-106. Luka Doncic led the Mavs in points in the game as he scored a total of 27 while shooting 11 of 24 from the field and 4 of 6 from the free throw line. Doncic also led Dallas in assists in the game with 10 while playing a total of 37 minutes. Doncic also led the Mavericks in rebounds on the night with 9, with 2 coming offensively.
With the loss against the Nuggets, the Mavericks are now 23-14 on the season and are in 2nd place in the Southwest Division. Luka Doncic has been a force for the Mavericks all season and currently leads Dallas in points per game with 29.6, assists per game with 9 and rebounds per game with 9.7. The Dallas Mavericks enter Friday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Kristaps Porzingis and Isaiah Roby are listed as out while J.J. Barea is listed as day to day.
The Philadelphia 76ers have scored 109.8 points per game this season while allowing an average of 105.7 points per game. As of Friday, the Dallas Mavericks have scored 116.4 points per game on the year while allowing 109.2 points per game. In their last 5 games, the 76ers are 2-3 but have won 2 games in a row while the Mavericks are also 2-3. Dallas won the first meeting of the season between these two teams by the score of 117-98 in a game played in Philadelphia. In the last 3 meetings between the two teams, Dallas is 2-1 and won by the average score of 113-102. Dallas is 11-9 at home this season while Philadelphia is 7-12 on the road. I will be going with the Mavericks in this one. Dallas wins 115-111 and covers the spread.