Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks - 12/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (16-7) at Detroit Pistons (10-14)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Mexico City Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and the Detroit Pistons duke it out in Mexico City on Thursday night.
The Dallas Mavericks have been in great form as they've reeled off 10 wins in their last 12 outings, but they are coming into this one looking to bounce back after having their five-game win streak snapped by the Kings in a 110-106 home loss on Sunday. Tim Hardaway Jr. drained a career-high nine 3-pointers to lead the team with 29 points on 10 of 13 shooting, Luka Doncic racked up 27 points with seven rebounds and eight assists while Kristaps Porzingis and Dorian Finney-Smith each scored 13 points. As a team, the Mavericks shot 47 percent from the field and 17 of 44 from the 3-point line as they fell painfully short after rallying back from a 20-point halftime deficit.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have been building some momentum with four wins in their last five games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after escaping New Orleans with a 105-103 road win on Monday. Derrick Rose led the team with 21 points and seven assists off the bench, Langston Galloway added 16 points, Andre Drummond scored 13 points with 10 rebounds while Blake Griffin scored just five points on one of nine shooting. As a team, the Pistons shot just 42 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the 3-point line as they squandered an 11-point fourth quarter lead, before Rose scored the team's last six points to take the lead with just 0.3 seconds remaining.
Looking at the betting trends, the Mavericks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Pistons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings and the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Detroit.
The Mavericks have been on fire for a while now and most of the credit has to go to Doncic who hasn't looked anything like a rookie. the Pistons have yet to really get going this season, but they're on a nice run right now and will be full of confidence after winning in such dramatic fashion in their last outing. I'd consider the Pistons if this were a home game, but the fact is that they are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record and I think that trend continues here as the Mavericks bounce back with a win and cover.
Peter’s Pick Dallas -5
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