76ers vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks 3/3/24

Dallas Mavericks (34-26) vs Philadelphia 76ers (34-25)

Game Info: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 1:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 240 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers travel to the American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a 76ers vs Mavs Prediction.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in decent shape as they've split their last eight games overall and they will be eager to build some momentum after sneaking past the Hornets in a 121-114 win on Friday. Tyrese Maxey led the team with 33 points, six rebounds and five assists, Tobias Harris added 31 points with 12 rebounds and four assists on 13 of 19 shooting while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 15 points and 10 assists. As a team, the 76ers shot 47 percent from the field and 19 of 44 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they leaked 36 points in the second quarter to trail going into halftime, before they poured in 63 points in the second half to escape with the narrow win at home.

Dallas Mavericks

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks have cooled off a bit recently as they've lost three of their last four games overall and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 138-110 road defeat on Friday. Luka Doncic led the team with a triple-double of 37 points with 12 rebounds and 11 assists, Kyrie Irving added 19 points while PJ Washington chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Mavericks shot 46 percent from the field and nine of 34 from the 3-point line as they did their best to hang within striking distance in the first half, only to get blown out by 72-51 in the second half to suffer one of their worst losses of the season. Dereck Lively had a nice game of 15 points on seven of seven shooting, but the Mavericks got next to nothing from their bench players.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Luka Doncic ranks 1st amongst qualified players for points per game (34.5) this season.
  • P.J. Washington is one of only two players to have scored 40+ points off the bench in a game this season.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tobias Harris ranks 2nd amongst qualified Forwards for FT% (89.9%) this season.
  • Tyrese Maxey ranks T9th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (3.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).
  • The Mavericks rank T2nd in the league for turnovers per game this season (12.4).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.5).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.1).

76ers vs Mavs Prediction

The 76ers are still shorthanded with De'Anthony Melton and Joel Embiid still out, while the Mavericks are coming in with a full squad for this one. The 76ers have really struggled since Embiid went down, but they're starting to get back on track after beating the Hornets in their last outing. The Mavericks have hit a form slump due to the injury to Doncic, but they are expecting to have a full squad in this one which is a major advantage here. The Mavericks romped to a 118-102 win over the 76ers back on Feb 5 and I'm expecting a similar result here as the 76ers don't have the firepower to hang with the Mavericks unless Maxey can have a monster game. With that being said, I'm sticking with the Mavericks to get back on track with a much-needed win and cover at home.

 

 

Peter’s Pick Dallas -8.5

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