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NBA Betting: Mavs vs. Sixers

The Dallas Mavericks will be on the road on Friday night for an NBA betting matchup in Philadelphia against the Sixers.

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks are 8-2 straight up and 5-4-1 against the spread in their past 10 games against the Sixers dating back to 2006. The OVER/UNDER went 2-8 in those 10 games.

View Dallas vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Mavericks before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs, while the total sits at 181.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Mavericks taking on the No. 2-rated 76ers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-96 win for the 76ers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 12-rated squad against Dallas's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 18 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 7 per outing.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 91.2 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 102-84 winner as they battled the Nuggets at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Shawn Marion scored 16 points leading the Mavericks to a 102-84 victory over Denver at American Airlines Center on Wednesday.

Philadelphia was a 103-87 loser in its last match on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 190 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia got 21 points from Louis Williams but lost anyway 103-87 against the Magic on Wednesday at Amway Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

A few Mavericks at 76ers trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Philadelphia's last 24 games at home
Philadelphia is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at New York, Sunday, February 19
Philadelphia at Minnesota, Sunday, February 19