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Pointspread favors Mavericks in battle with Pistons

Dallas MavericksDetroit Pistons
Jan 10, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Dallas Mavericks vs Detroit Pistons Odds


A key NBA battle sees the visiting Mavericks travelling to Detroit Tuesday to face the Pistons on Tuesday.

The Pistons currently sports a record of 2-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-7 ATS. The Mavericks are 4-5 and 5-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pistons post a 3-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 3-6 against the number.

View Dallas vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Mavericks before tip-off in this one will find them as 5-point favorites, while the total sits at 182.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Mavericks taking on the No. 26-rated Pistons in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 89-79 win for the Mavericks on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 25 in the league with 40.2 per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Detroit is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 10 with 6.9 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 98.7 points per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in home scoring.

The Mavericks were a 96-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They covered the 12–point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas earned a 96-81 victory over New Orleans on Saturday, getting 13 points from Vince Carter at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Detroit was a 92-68 loser on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (160) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Detroit was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Chicago and falling 92-68 at United Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mavericks at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Dallas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Boston, Wednesday, January 11
Detroit at Milwaukee, Thursday, January 12