On Dec. 6, the Dallas Mavericks head to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to battle the 76ers. Dallas has played well even though Luka Doncic is injured. Will the Mavericks beat the 76ers? Or, will Philadelphia take advantage of Doncic’s absence? Check out the NBA odds, analysis and a free pick for 76ers vs Mavericks!
Mavericks vs 76ers 2019 NBA Odds, Betting Preview & Pick
- When: Friday, Dec. 20 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center-PA, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: ESPN
- ATS Odds: 76ers -8
- Over/Under Odds: 214
Why the Dallas Mavericks are a good bet +8?
The Mavericks played great in both games since Luka went down with an injury. On Dec. 16, they ended the Milwaukee Bucks amazing winning streak with a 120-116 victory. Then in their next game, they lost by only 6 points to the Boston Celtics, 109-103. Dallas can hang with the best teams in the NBA even though their top player is on the bench. They should play the 76ers tough on Friday and have a shot at the straight-up victory.
- Points/G: 118.2
- Field Goal %: 46.6
- 3-Point %: 36.4
- Free Throw %: 77.5
- Rebounds/G: 48.1
- Points/G: 109.2
- Field Goal %: 44.4
- 3-Point %: 33.9
- Free Throw %: 75.4
- Rebounds/G: 44.9
Why the Philadelphia 76ers are a good bet -8?
Even though Philadelphia is on a 2-game losing streak, they can turn things around on Friday night. The 76ers had won 5 in a row. Losing 2 in a row makes sense because no team in the NBA unless you’re named the Lakers or Bucks, can win so many games in a row without taking a backward step. Philadelphia has a 7-6 home ATS record. They have no injuries to report and rank fifth in points allowed per. The 76ers should get back on track with a win against Dallas.
- Points/G: 109.3
- Field Goal %: 47.5
- 3-Point %: 36.5
- Free Throw %: 74
- Rebounds/G: 46
- Points/G: 104.1
- Field Goal %: 45.3
- 3-Point %: 35
- Free Throw %: 73.3
- Rebounds/G: 39.8
NBA Betting Trends for Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers
- Dallas is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games
- Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games versus the 76ers
- Dallas is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games
- The total has gone Under in 4 of Dallas’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
- 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
- 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 versus a Southwest opponent
- The total has gone Under in 4 of the 76ers last 5 games versus a Western Conference opponent
Mavericks vs 76ers Final NBA Betting Analysis
The Mavericks upset Milwaukee without Doncic, but they struggled versus the Celtics. Dallas shot 39% from the field and 35% from three. Philadelphia’s defense isn’t as good as Boston’s.
But without Doncic, Dallas won’t raise their shooting percentages from what they posted versus the Celtics. The 76ers average 109.3 points per game. Dallas won’t keep up on the scoreboard. The longer Doncic stays on the bench, the harder it will be for the Mavericks to hang with solid squads like Philadelphia.
The 20-9 SU 76ers should add another victory to their record. They’ll also cover the spread because the Mavericks have nobody who can replace Doncic’s points per game total.
NBA Free Pick: 76ers -8