Pistons face Mavericks: NBA odds preview
Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
The Dallas Mavericks host Detroit on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-9 mark against the 5-12 Pistons in NBA action at American Airlines Center.
This season the Mavericks are 7-9 overall and 6-10 ATS against the number, while the Pistons are 5-12 and 8-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Dallas is 9-7 on the OU, and Detroit is 7-10.
For bettors going with the Mavericks in this one, they were listed earlier as 8-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 194.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated Pistons taking on the No. 25-rated Mavericks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-95 win for the Mavericks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 9-ranked offense (99.2 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.1 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, almost the same as the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.2 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
The Pistons were a 90-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (168) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pistons got 17 points from Greg Monroe, but it was Memphis that prevailed in a 90-78 final on Friday at FedExForum.
Dallas was a 101-78 loser in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 179 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Dallas was run off the court by the Bulls on Wednesday as Chicago blasted them 101-78 at United Center.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Pistons at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games at home
Detroit home to Cleveland, Monday, December 3
Dallas at LA Clippers, Wednesday, December 5