Pistons vs. Mavericks Spread Prediction
Two of the better under teams in the NBA square off on Friday night when the Dallas Mavericks host the Detroit Pistons at 8:30 p.m. ET. But with the total sitting under 210, will these two teams deliver again tonight?
8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, January 25, 2019
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Mavericks are 5-point favorites to beat the Pistons. The total, meanwhile, sits at 208.5 points and as of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mavericks to cover the point spread.
Detroit Pistons Fantasy Spin
Andre Drummond (concussion) is listed as probable for Friday against the Dallas. He was on track to play on Wednesday, but he said he didn't feel right after shootaround to keep him out. Drummond cleared the concussion protocol on Thursday, so he is almost certainly going to be announced as a go even before warmups. His return will move Zaza Pachulia out of the starting lineup.
Dallas Mavericks Fantasy Spin
Luka Doncic hit 5-of-15 shots and missed all eight of his 3-pointers on Tuesday, but still had 17 points, seven rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in a 106-98 win over the Clippers. Doncic was hounded by Avery Bradley's solid defense all night and took his frustration out on his jersey on the way to the locker room at half time, ripping it from the neck down through his chest. But he was back with a new shirt for the second half and still put up a fine fantasy line, excluding the poor shooting. Doncic triple-doubled in his previous game and tonight was just his sixth game of the season without a 3-pointer. He came into this one averaging 21.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 2.6 3-pointers and just 2.3 turnovers for the month of January, and you can go ahead and pencil him in for the Rookie of the Year Award. And if you want to write it in Sharpie instead of pencil lead, it's probably safe to do so.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons have covered the spread in five of their last seven games overall.
The Mavericks have covered in 14 of their last 19 home games and are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games versus Eastern Conference foes.
The under has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 5-2 in their last seven games in Dallas. On the other side, the under is 7-0 in the Pistons’ last seven road games, is 4-0 in their last four games overall and is 22-5-3 in their last 30 road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Mavericks’ last six home games and is 4-0 in their last four games overall.
Friday NBA Prediction: Pistons/Mavericks under 208.5