Mavericks vs. Pistons Prediction

Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons, 1/31/19 NBA Predictions & Odds

Can the Dallas Mavericks pick up back-to-back wins on the road when they take on the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

571 Dallas Mavericks vs. 572 Detroit Pistons

Thursday, January 30, 2019

7PM ET – Little Caesars Arena

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at, the Pistons are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -2 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 208 points. The public betting for this game currently has 52 percent going on Dallas on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Mavs win at New York

The Dallas Mavericks earned a 114-90 win at New York last night for their third win in four games. The Mavs are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games. Dallas is 23-27 on the season, 5-20 on the road 30-19-1 against the spread and 27-23 with the under.

The Mavericks are putting up 109.7 points per game this season while the defense is giving up 109.2 per contest. Luka Doncic is leading the team this season. The rookie is averaging 20.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest. Harrison Barnes is adding 17.7 points per game.

Pistons can’t get on track

Detroit is coming off a 115-105 loss at home to Milwaukee on Tuesday for its fourth loss in five games. The Pistons are 1-3-1 ATS in this five-game stretch. Detroit is now 21-28 on the season, 13-12 at home, 22-25-2 against the spread and 28-21 with the under.

The Pistons are respectable on defense, allowing 108.7 points per game while limiting opponents to a league-best 32.9 percent from the arc. Offensively, Detroit is putting up 105.9 points per game. The Pistons shoot just 43.4 percent from the field and 33.2 percent from the arc. One of their top outside shooters, Reggie Bullock, is questionable with an ankle injury. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 26.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Andre Drummond is adding 16.5 points and 14.8 rebounds per contest.

NBA Betting Trends


The Mavericks are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games against Eastern Conference opponents.


The Pistons are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven when playing on 1 day of rest, but just 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record.


Detroit lost by just five at Dallas six days ago, pushing the 5-point spread. I think the Pistons can take tonight’s game at home. They average a few more points at home and their big presence in the paint should cause problems for a pedestrian Dallas offense. Blake Griffin has been playing well this season and comes close to willing the Pistons to more wins. Tonight, I think he takes over and pushes Detroit past the Mavs.

NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -2


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