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Mavericks take on Pistons in hoops contest

Dallas MavericksDetroit Pistons
March 8, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons Odds

27-33TEAM RECORD23-40

The Palace of Auburn Hills features an NBA battle between the host Detroit Pistons and the visiting Dallas Mavericks in betting action on Friday.

The Pistons sit at 23-40 (28-35 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Mavericks are currently 27-33 (35-25 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 29-33-1 OU, and Dallas is 35-24-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pistons, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-96 victory for the Mavericks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 8-rated squad against Dallas's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 23 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 7.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 104.6 points per game when playing on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.

The Mavericks were a 112-108 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (220) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas got 22 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 112-108 victory over Houston on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

Detroit lost its last outing, an 87-77 result against the Knicks on March 6. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 164 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit suffered an 87-77 loss against New York on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Brandon Knight in a losing effort at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing New York are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mavericks at Pistons trends to consider:
Dallas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games

Next up:
Dallas at Minnesota, Sunday, March 10
Detroit at LA Clippers, Sunday, March 10