Dallas at Detroit NBA Odds Analysis

Posted by Joe Solari on March 31, 2016 in

Entering Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks are tied with the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz for seventh place in the Western Conference, thanks to the Mavs’ come-from-behind win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Up next for the Mavericks (37-38) in their quest to climb up in the Western Conference standings is a clash against the surging Detroit Pistons (40-35, 7th in the Eastern Conference) who are coming off a big win over the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder. Which of these two teams will be claiming this all-important win as the race for playoff positions gets down to its final stretch? Here’s everything you need to know about this game and how to bet on it in the NBA betting odds.

Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons NBA Odds Analysis

When: Friday, April 1, 7:30 PM ET
Where: The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan
TV: FS Detroit, FSSW
Radio: 103.3 ESPN, 105.1 FM, SiriusXM NBA
Stream Option: NBA Stream

Why Bet on Dallas

After going 1-5 SU in their previous six games entering the week, the Mavericks have won their last two straight games claiming a nine-point road win at the Nuggets, followed by the nervy two-point 91-89 home win over the Knicks on Wednesday night. With the win, the Mavs are back to back in the playoff hunt, but with a 16-21 record when playing away from home, along with the fact that Dallas’ offense has been struggling lately; the visitors will need to have a very strong performance, especially now that starting PG Deron Williams is still out injured.

Why Bet on Detroit

With six wins in their last seven games, including the thrilling 88-82 home win over OKC that saw former Thunder player Reggie Jackson mock his former employers after the victory, you can be certain that the Pistons will come into this game feeling very motivated for another win. After all, this is a Detroit team that has been really impressive at home, going 25-13 at Detroit this season (including a 6-1 SU record in their last six games. Even more impressively, the Pistons have an NBA-best 61.1% in covering the spread at home (22-13-1 ATS) and their 13 ATS home losses are a league low for now. With that, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Pistons continued with their impressive home form by securing another home win and cover of the spread over the road-shaky Mavericks.

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Expert NBA Picks and Predictions

The Mavs are fighting for their playoff life and that makes them a dangerous opponent. However, Dirk Norwitzki and his Dallas gang have been struggling yet Andre Drummond and his fellow Pistons are enjoying one of the best forms of the season. Added to the fact that the Pistons have been super-impressive in winning and covering the spread at home, I expect Detroit to come out on top of this encounter with both the SU and ATS.

Final Score Prediction: Detroit 101, Dallas 94