Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks: Who Has The Health Edge In This Battle Of Superstars?

Philadelphia 76ers v Cleveland Cavaliers
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The 76ers - SIC Score 93, snuck out of Cleveland with a 4-point win despite coming in with a 24.1 SIC score advantage. 

Joel Embiid, who leads the NBA with 29.9 points per game, played through a questionable designation for low back soreness, scoring 35 points and 17 rebounds on 13-19 shooting.

He is not listed on the injury report for Philadelphia, 42-26, which is completely empty entering Friday’s home matchup with the Mavericks and was able to participate in morning shoot-around.

Speedy sophomore guard Tyrese Maxey continues to reap the rewards of playing next to James Harden: Maxey is averaging 19.9 points on 55.8% shooting and 49% from three in 10 games since the all-star break, when Harden made his 76ers debut.

Philadelphia continues to struggle at home against the spread, posting a 13-21 record, 4th-worst in the NBA.

The Mavericks - SIC Score 85.3, won on a buzzer-beating three by Spencer Dinwiddie in Brooklyn on Wednesday, but were unable to cover the -3 spread and instead the contest resulted in a push. 

Reggie Bullock missed the contest for personal reasons, but is listed as day-to-day. If he does play, it will take opportunities away from Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith.

Tim Hardaway Jr. remains out with a fractured fifth metatarsal, but the additions of Dinwiddie and sharpshooter Davis Bertans have softened the blow.

Dallas has gone 26-8 since star guard Luka Doncic returned from a lingering ankle injury on Jan. 2, and he has been even better as the season progresses, averaging 32.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists with .481/.393/.747 shooting splits.

The Mavericks have been road warriors this season, posting a 20-14 record outright and 22-13 against the spread. 

However, Dallas will be at a disadvantage health wise as they head into Philly on Friday.  

FanDuel Plays:

Joel Embiid O11.5 Rebounds - The big man is expected to play through back pain, grabbed 17 boards last time out and was listed as questionable for that game, Dallas leading rebounder is the PG (Doncic).

O217 Total Points - Both teams are healthy and sports SIC scores over 85, expect both superstars to shine in primetime.

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