Mavericks vs. 76ers Prediction
Can the 76ers pull off the upset tonight at home when they host the Mavericks at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mavericks are now 4.5-point favorites versus the 76ers after opening as 3.5-point favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 207 but has been bet down a full three points to 204.
Dallas enters play having won seven of its last 10 games, including a contest on Wednesday night in Washington when the team rallied from nine points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Wizards, 112-107. The Mavs are now 7-3 against the spread over their last 10 games and 37-30 ATS on the year.
Philadelphia is just 2-8 over its last 10 games but continues to cover at a fantastic clip, going 7-3 against the spread during that same 10-game stretch and 42-25 ATS on the year. The Sixers covered easily as a 17-point road underdog on Tuesday night when they fell at Golden State, 106-104.
OUR PREDICTION: The home team is a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six meetings between these two teams, while the 76ers are 13-3 against the number in their last 16 home games. They're also 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games coming off a loss, are 27-9 at the betting window in their last 36 games overall, and have gone 40-15-1 ATS in their last 56 games versus Western Conference foes. Even though the Mavs are hot, they're just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games versus a team with a losing home record.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +4.5