Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks - 12/20/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (18-9) at Philadelphia 76ers (20-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -7 -- Over/Under: 214 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win after splitting their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 117.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29.3 points and 8.9 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 17.4 points and 9.2 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing 1.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won their last five road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 22.7 points and 12.6 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 8.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Mavericks are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 road games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The 76ers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in 76ers last 5 home games. The Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Dallas Mavericks have been competitive without Luka on the floor and they're actually only being outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. The Mavs are also 16-11 ATS on the season and 9-2 ATS on the road. The Philadelphia 76ers are winning at home by an average of 11.1 points, but they just lost to a banged up Miami Heat team that played eight guys, and they've been up and down with their effort at times. The Dallas Mavericks are a scrappy bunch that will put up a fight and has been so good against the number that you're almost forced to side with the points.