Mavericks vs. Pistons Free Pick
The Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons are both in the 7th seed in their respective conferences. Which one will strengthen their playoff chase tonight when they meet at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Detroit is favored at home, as the Pistons are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 205.5 points.
Detroit is 40-35 on the season, 25-13 at home and 38-35-2 against the spread. Dallas is 37-38 overall, 16-21 on the road and 40-34-1 against the spread. Detroit won the lone meeting this season in Dallas, 102-96. The road team has won and covered the spread in four straight in this series.
The Mavs have won back-to-back games coming into tonight. They are tied with the Jazz for the final two spots in the West, ½ a game above the Rockets in the ninth position. The Pistons have won six of their last seven to get to the seventh seed in the East. They have a 1-game lead on the Pacers in eighth and two games on the ninth-seeded Bulls. Despite Detroit’s strong play as of late, they still are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 against Southwest opponents and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after a cover. Dallas is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 on the road and should give the Pistons all they can handle tonight in a game that is so big for both teams.
FRIDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: DALLAS MAVERICKS +5.5