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Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks in NBA odds tilt

Dallas MavericksDetroit Pistons
33-23February 22, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills23-32

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Mavericks of Dallas hit the hard court against the Pistons of Detroit.

The Mavericks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 30-25-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pistons are 25-30 ATS. Dallas is 30-26 against the total, while Detroit is 39-16 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Pistons as 3-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 214 earlier at GTbets.eu.

This game pits the Pistons, currently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-93 victory for the Mavericks.

The Mavericks were a 124-112 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (236) made winners of OVER bettors. Dallas got 25 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 124-112 victory over Philadelphia on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

The Pistons were a 115-107 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors. Greg Monroe scored 22 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, leading Detroit over Atlanta, 115-107, on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 28 in the league with 40.43 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 6.05 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 8 with 8.34 per contest.

Next up:
Dallas at New York, Monday, February 24th
Detroit home to Golden State, Monday, February 24th