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76ers visit Mavericks in hoops battle

Philadelphia 76ers Dallas Mavericks
5-6 November 18, 2013, 08:30 | American Airlines Center 6-4



Philadelphia pays a visit to Dallas on Monday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Mavericks currently sport a record of 6-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-3 ATS. The 76ers are 5-6 and 6-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks post a 7-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the 76ers have gone 8-3 against the number.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Mavericks in this one, they were listed earlier as -12-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 214 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Mavericks and the No. 30-ranked 76ers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-92 result in favor of the Mavericks.

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Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 135-98 loser as they battled the Pelicans on the road. The 76ers failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 233 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by New Orleans and falling 135-98 at New Orleans Arena.

The Mavericks were a 108-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. Monta Ellis scored 19 points leading the Mavericks to a 108-100 victory over Orlando at Amway Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 4-ranked offense (106.6 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 30 at 111.09 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 46.93% from the field per game, more than the 76ers have managed so far this season (45.71% on average).

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Toronto, Wednesday, November 20th
Dallas home to Houston, Wednesday, November 20th