Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks - 12/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Arena Ciudad de Mexico)

DAL -280, DAL -7

The Dallas Mavericks head to Mexico City on Thursday for a game against the Detroit Pistons in what should be a decent matchup between the two teams.  In their last game, Dallas lost to the Sacramento Kings by the score of 110-106.  Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavs in points in the game as he scored a total of 29 while shooting 10 of 13 from the field.  Dorian Finney-Smith led Dallas in rebounds in the game, recording a total of 8, with 4 of them coming offensively.  Luka Doncic led the Mavericks in assists in the game against the Kings, as he recorded 8 while playing 35 minutes on the night. 

With the loss against the Kings, the Mavericks are now 16-7 on the season and are in 1st 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 30, assists per game with 9.2, field goal percentage at 47.6 and rebounds per game with 9.8.  The Dallas Mavericks enter Thursday’s game with just 1 player listed on their injury report as Delon Wright is listed as day to day. 

The Detroit Pistons will meet the Dallas Mavericks in Mexico City on Thursday after winning their last game by the score of 105-103 against the New Orleans Pelicans.  Derrick led the Pistons in points with 21 while shooting 9 of 17 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. Rose also led Detroit in assists against the Pelicans, recording a total of 7 while playing 28 minutes in the game.  Andre Drummond led the Pistons in rebounds in the game, pulling in 10 boards with 4 coming offensively. 

With the win against the Pelicans, the Pistons are now 10-14 on the year and are in 3rd place in the Central Division.  Andre Drummond is having a great year for the Pistons and is currently leading Detroit in points per game with 17.5 and rebounds per game with 16.7.  Derrick Rose is the leader in assists per game for the Pistons as he has averaged 5.8 assists per game on the year.  Detroit enters Thursday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report. 

The Dallas Mavericks have scored 118 points per game this season while allowing 108.3 points per game.  The Detroit Pistons have scored an average of 108.6 points per game this season while allowing 108.3 points per game.  Both teams are 4-1 in their last 5 games.  Although the team’s matchup evenly on defense in terms of points allowed, the Mavericks have scored almost 10 points per game on average than the Pistons. For that reason, I will be going with Dallas in this one.  Dallas wins 116-108 and covers the spread.

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Travis’s Pick DAL -280, DAL -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.