At 1:00 ET, the 34-25 76ers travel to Dallas to take on the 34-26 Mavericks in a non-conference matchup. The Mavs are favored by 8.5 points and the over/under line is set at 235.5.

Philadelphia is currently 5th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Atlantic Division, while Dallas is 8th in the West and 2nd in the Southwest. ABC will televise the game from the American Airlines Center.


The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -8.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 1:00 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 161-104 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 48.4% and knocking down 18 threes.

Does Philadelphia Have What it Takes on the Road?

As the 76ers get set to take on the Mavericks, they are 8.5-point underdogs. This season, Philadelphia has gone 5-14 as the underdog and has failed to cover the spread in their last three games as the underdog.

In terms of their ATS record, the 76ers are 33-26 for the season, going 16-11 on the road and 17-15 at home. Currently, they are 3rd in the Eastern Conference and have a 34-25 overall record.

On the season, the 76ers have an O/U record of 32-27, and their games have averaged 230.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 235.5, and 44 of their games have had lower over/under lines.

Philadelphia’s most recent game was a 121-114 win over the Hornets. The O/U line for that game was 213.5, and the 76ers were favored by 12.5 points. This improved their ATS record to 25-15 as the favorite.

Against Eastern Conference teams, the 76ers are 23-17, and they are 11-8 against non-conference opponents. In the East, they are currently in 5th place.

Philadelphia’s offense has been one of the most efficient in the league this season, ranking 13th in points per game at 117.1. Interestingly, their scoring has been slightly better on the road (116.8) compared to at home (117.3).

The 76ers have been able to get to the free-throw line at a high rate, leading the league in free throws made per game. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the NBA at 98.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Philadelphia is 25th in both three-pointers made and attempted per game. Overall, they are 19th in field goal percentage and 16th in true shooting percentage.

Currently, the 76ers’ defense holds the 14th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.7 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.1% from downtown.

Can The Mavericks Secure a Home Victory?

The Mavericks have gone 31-29 on the over/under this season, and the over has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 235.5, and their games have averaged 236.7 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Mavericks lost to the Celtics by a score of 138-110. The O/U line for that game was 237.5. Dallas was 8.5-point underdogs going into the game.

Dallas is 34-26 on the season and is currently in 8th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, the Mavericks are 21-18 and 8-5 in their division.

The Mavericks are 32-28 ATS this season, including a 14-17 record at home. They have covered the spread in their last two home games and are favored by 8.5 points today.

On average, the Mavericks are outscoring their opponents by 4.1 points per game at home. In non-conference games, they are 13-8 compared to 21-18 against the West.

Offensively, the Mavericks are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 14.9 made threes per game (3rd). Overall, they are 7th in scoring at 118.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 120.5 points per game (8th).

When it comes to pace, the Mavericks are 12th in the NBA at 99.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 13th at 48%. However, they are one of the top teams in two-point field goal percentage at 56% (7th).

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 58.3% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 16th in made free throws per game (17.5) and 11th in free throw attempts (23.1).

On average, the Dallas defense is giving up 118.0 points per game (23rd). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Dallas’ defense is currently forcing 11.9 turnovers per game, which is 5th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 23rd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.6 rejections per game.