Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks-12/20/19, NBA, Odds, Pick, & Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks-12/20/19, NBA, Odds, Pick, & Prediction Photo by

Dallas Mavericks @ Philadelphia 76ers

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Wells Fargo Center)

Philadelphia 76ers -7.0 . Total 213.5

The Dallas Mavericks are on the road for a matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Mavericks are (18-9), after falling to the Boston Celtics, 109-103.  The 76ers are (20-9), coming off a 108-104 home loss to the Miami Heat.

In the Mavericks loss to the Celtics, Dallas was led on offense by Kristaps Porzingis.  Porzingis connected on 8 of 19 attempts from the floor, making 5 of 8 from the foul line, totaling a double-double in the game.  Porzingis registered 23 points and 13 rebounds.  The Mavericks shot 39% from the floor and 35% from 3-point range.  Dallas got out scored from the foul line, 27 to 20.  The Mavericks got dominated on the boards, being out rebounded 65 to 47.  

In the 76ers loss to the Heat, Philadelphia was guided throughout the game by Joel Embiid.  Embiid recorded a double-double int he loss, collecting 22 points and 19 rebounds.  The 76ers led by 10 points after the 1st quarter, but were out scored by 18 points in the 2nd quarter.  The 76ers allowed the Heat to shoot 47% from the floor, while Philadelphia made 42% from the floor.  Both teams made 12 3's and 16 foul shots.

Recent Betting Trends:

Mavericks are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games.

Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the 76ers.

The under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 games in Philadelphia.

76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

76ers are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games at home.

The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 games vs. the Western Conference.

The Mavericks have one of the best scoring offense's in the league, averaging close to 118 per contest.  The 76ers are coming off their first home loss of the season (14-1), but the Mavericks boast a very good road record.  Dallas is (10-2) when playing on the road this year.  However, while the Mavericks have a good offense, Philadelphia has a top 5 scoring defense, allowing about 104 per game.  The 76ers defense is even better at home, allowing less than 100 points, that ranks 1st in the league.  The Mavericks also have the best road scoring offense, averaging over 120 per game.  This should be a game that comes down to the wire, but I'll side with Philadelphia.  I just can't see the 76ers losing back to back at home.  Final score prediction, the 76ers will win, 109-101. 

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Chris’s Pick PHI -7.0

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