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Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks in NBA odds tilt

Dallas MavericksPhiladelphia 76ers
32-23February 21, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center15-40

The visiting Mavericks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Wells Fargo Center against the 76ers.

The Mavericks will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 30-24-1 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 21-34 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Dallas is 29-26 on the totals; Philadelphia is 27-27-1.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the 76ers in this one, they were listed earlier as 9.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 213.5 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game pits the 76ers, currently No. 30 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 98-87 victory for the Mavericks.

Dallas was a 117-106 loser in its last match at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 223 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Dallas got 22 points from Dirk Nowitzki but lost anyway 117-106 against the Heat on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 114-85 loser at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Tuesday as Cleveland blasted them 114-85 at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 16-ranked offense (100 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.02 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 43.36% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (47.03% on average).

A few Mavericks at 76ers trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Detroit, Saturday, February 22nd
Philadelphia home to Milwaukee, Monday, February 24th