Mavericks vs 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 29 (Luka Doncic Piles Up Assists in a Loss)
By Larry Rupp
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers. The Mavericks rank 11th in the Western Conference with a 37-39 record, while the 76ers check in third in the Eastern Conference with a 49-26 record.
Mavericks vs 76ers Game Info
- Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, PA
- Coverage: ESPN
Dallas snapped a four-game losing streak its last time out on Monday with a 127-104 win over the Indiana Pacers. Meanwhile, Philadelphia has now dropped four of its last five games following a 116-111 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Which playoff hopeful will win at the Wells Fargo Center?
Mavericks vs 76ers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: DAL: (+152) | PHI: (-180)
- Spread: DAL: +4 (-108) | PHI: -4 (-112)
- Total: 231.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The 76ers enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 231.5 points, which is about average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.
Mavericks vs 76ers Betting Trends
- Dallas is 13-7 straight up in its last 20 games against Philadelphia.
- The total has hit the under in five of Dallas' last six games.
- Philadelphia is 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Philadelphia's last six home games.
Mavericks vs 76ers Prediction & Pick
Dallas are tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the final play-in spot in the Western Conference, while Philadelphia sits only 2.0 games up on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. It's safe to say both teams know how much a win would impact the standings tonight.
Keep an eye on Joel Embiid as he is currently listed as questionable with a calf injury. The NBA's top scorer (33.3 per game) has a knack for balling out in primetime games and torched Dallas down low for 35 points & 8 rebounds on March 2. Dwight Powell and Christian Wood could not defend Embiid.
Philadelphia has won 11 of its last 14 games against a Western Conference foe, so take the 76ers.
Final Score Prediction: Mavericks: 114 | 76ers: 117
Mavericks vs 76ers Best Bet
There's no denying that Philadelphia has been stellar on the defensive end of the court this season, yet it has been torched by teams that know how to share the ball lately. The 76ers have allowed an average of 32.0 assists over their last three games, which is the second-worst mark in the league.
Dallas enters averaging more assists on the road than it does at home and has Luka Doncic leading the offense. Doncic has tallied at least 8 assists in five of his last eight games overall and has tallied at least 10 assists in each of his last three games against Philly. Back him to keep that success going.
Bet: Luka Doncic Over 7.5 Assists (-106)
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