In a non-conference matchup, the Dallas Mavericks (35-28) travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons (10-52) at Little Caesars Arena. The Mavericks are currently favored by 7 points and have a moneyline of -277.

This game will tip-off at 7:00 ET and can be seen on BSDE. The over/under line is currently set at 234.5 points.

DALLAS MAVERICKS VS DETROIT PISTONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -7

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-109 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 18 threes.

Will the Mavericks Make it Happen in Detroit?

Dallas is 26-11 this season as the favorite and is favored by 7 points today. As the favorite, the Mavericks have gone 22-15 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +5.3 points per game.

Overall, the Mavericks are 33-30 against the spread this season, going 18-11 on the road and 15-19 at home. Their road ATS record is 16-13.

In terms of their O/U record, the Mavericks are 32-31 this season. In their games this year, the average over/under line is 236.2 points, and their games have averaged 236.8 points.

Dallas’ last game finished with a combined score of 222 points, which was below the O/U line of 230. The Mavericks won the game by a score of 114-108 and covered the spread as 4.5-point favorites.

In the Western Conference, the Mavericks are currently in 8th place with a record of 35-28. Against the West, they are 21-18 and 14-10 in non-conference games.

When it comes to scoring, the Mavericks are 7th in the NBA with 118.7 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 116.9 PPG compared to 120.1 PPG at home.

One of the keys to the Mavericks’ offense has been their ability to get up a lot of three-point attempts. They are 2nd in the NBA in three-point attempts at 40 per game. Overall, they have made 15 threes per game, which is 3rd in the league.

In terms of shooting efficiency, the Mavericks are 12th in field goal percentage at 48%. Inside the arc, they are 7th in the league with a 56% shooting percentage.

On defense, the Mavericks come into the game ranked 24th in the league in points allowed at 118.1 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 121.7 points per contest (22nd). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Mavericks are forcing 11.9 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 23rd in blocked shots at 4.6 per game.

Can Detroit Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

Detroit’s ATS record for the season is 31-30, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. As the underdog, their ATS record is 30-26.

The Pistons’ O/U record for the season is 33-28-1, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is 234.5, and their games have averaged 233 points per game this season.

In their last game, the Pistons picked up a 118-112 win over the Nets. They were 2-point underdogs going into the game. This victory improved their overall record to 10-52.

Detroit is currently 14th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Central Division. In non-conference games, they are 3-21 compared to 7-31 against the East.

On the road, the Pistons are 5-27 straight-up and 17-15 against the spread. At home, they are 14-15 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -7.7 points per game.

At home this season, the Pistons are averaging 111.6 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.2 points per game. In terms of pace, Detroit is 10th in the league at 100 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 27th in three-point attempts and 29th in made threes. They are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

So far, Detroit has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 29% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 17th in the league. As a team, the Pistons are 18th in free throw attempts and 13th in offensive rebounds.

Coming into today’s game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 120.8 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Pistons are causing 14.8 turnovers per game, ranking 29th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 21st in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.