At 1:00 ET on ABC, the Philadelphia 76ers (+280) will travel to take on the Dallas Mavericks (-355) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line is currently set at 235.5 points at Jazz Sports.

The 76ers are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-25. On the other side, the Mavericks are 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 34-26.

Do the 76ers Have a Shot at a Win at Dallas?

As the 76ers get set to face the Mavericks, they have an O/U record of 32-27 for the season. In their games this year, the average combined scoring total is 230.8, which is lower than today’s line of 235.5.

Philadelphia’s ATS record for the season is 33-26, and they have failed to cover in their last three games. On the road, they are 16-11 ATS compared to 17-15 ATS at home.

This season, the 76ers have been the underdog in 19 of their 59 games and have a record of 5-14 in those games. As the underdog, they are 8-11 ATS, and their ATS record as the underdog is 2-3 in their last five games.

In their last game against the Hornets, the 76ers won by a score of 121-114. The O/U line for that game was 213.5, and Philadelphia was favored by 12.5 points. This improved their overall record to 34-25, which is 5th in the East.

So far this season, the 76ers are averaging 117.1 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. However, they have been even better on the road, averaging 116.8 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Philadelphia is 22nd in the league at 36%. They are also 25th in three-point attempts and makes with 11.6 per game.

Overall, the 76ers are 19th in field goal percentage at 47% and are 16th in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the NBA at 98.2 possessions per game.

Currently, the 76ers’ defense holds the 14th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.7 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.2% while allowing 35.1% from downtown.

  • Joel Embiid (Out) Knee
  • Robert Covington (Out) Knee
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (Questionable) Shoulder
  • De’Anthony Melton (Out) Back
  • Kenyon Martin Jr. (Questionable) Ankle

Can Dallas Grab a Win at Home?

Today, the Mavericks are favored by 8.5 points against the 76ers. This season, Dallas has been favored in 34 of their 60 games and has a record of 25-9 as the favorite. As the favorite, they have gone 21-13 against the spread with an average scoring margin of +6.2 points per game.

In their last game, the Mavericks lost to the Celtics by a score of 138-110. The O/U line for that game was 237.5 points, and Dallas was getting 8.5 points as the underdog.

The Mavericks are currently 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 34-26. In the Southwest Division, they are in 2nd place. Against other Western Conference teams, Dallas is 21-18 and 13-8 in non-conference games.

This season, the Mavericks have an O/U record of 31-29, and the over has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have seen 236.7 points scored, which is slightly higher than today’s line of 235.5.

Dallas’ ATS record for the season is 32-28, including a 14-17 record at home. They have covered the spread in their last two home games. In their games on the road, the Mavericks are 18-11 ATS.

At home this season, the Mavericks are averaging 120.5 points per game, which is 8th in the league. Overall, they are 7th in scoring at 118.8 points per game. In terms of pace, Dallas is 12th in the NBA at 99.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are 3rd in the league in made threes at 14.9 per game. They are shooting 37% from beyond the arc, which is 11th. In terms of free throws, Dallas is 16th in made free throws at 17.5 per game.

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 58.3% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Dallas is 13th in the league at 48%. When it comes to assists, they are 22nd in the NBA at 25.4 per game.

Looking at the Mavericks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 118.0 points per game (23rd). The Dallas defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Dallas.


76ers vs. Mavericks Pick

We’re calling a win for the Mavericks, with a final score of 161-104, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Mavericks at -8.5.

Pick: Take the Mavericks at -8.5

The Total

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 235.5, and our model predicts the 76ers and Mavericks to score a combined 265 points. We recommend betting on the over.

Pick: Go Over 235.5 points (-113)