Detroit Pistons at Dallas Mavericks - 4/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (30-26) vs Detroit Pistons (18-40)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -12.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 22.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 13.4 points and 2.1 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Mason Plumlee is grabbing nine rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points and 8.7 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Pistons last 4 overall. The under is 20-8 in Mavericks last 28 overall. The Pistons are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons still aren't winning games, but they've been a lot more competitive lately, and that includes losing their last five games by an average of four points. The Dallas Mavericks are easily the better team here, but they've had issues blowing teams out or covering numbers, and this will only be the fourth time this season they were a double-digit favorite. The Mavs are 10-17 against the spread at home. The Pistons are 8-3 against the spread as a double-digit underdog. Give me the points.