Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks 4/12/24

Dallas Mavericks (50-30) vs Detroit Pistons (13-67)

Game Info: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -1429 / Detroit Pistons +860 --- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pistons vs Mavericks prediction.

Detroit Pistons Betting Preview

The Detroit Pistons are coming off losses to the Grizzlies, Hawks, Nets, 76ers and Bulls. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 110.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 49 percent shooting. Cade Cunningham is averaging 22.7 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Simone Fontecchio is averaging 15.4 points and 1.8 assists. Jaden Ivey is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Duren is grabbing 11.6 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks are coming off wins over the Hawks, Rockets, Warriors, Hornets, and Heat. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 118.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.9 points and 9.8 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.8 points and 5 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (39.7).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for steals per game this season (6.4).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for Q2 win percentage this season (30.0%).

Pistons vs Mavericks prediction

I'm not running to the window to back the Pistons as much as the next guy. However, this line is insane when you consider the Mavericks don't have much to play for as they're locked into a series against the Clippers. Kyrie has been ruled out already, and Luka is questionable with an ankle injury. Double-digit chalk is crazy, especially if the Mavs are without their top-2 players. There are better options on a stacked NBA Friday card. It's still the Pistons and the points for me.

Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons +13.5

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