Clap your hands, everybody! Mims has picks and props for tonights Mavericks vs 76ers game on TNT
The Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers meet tonight in a prime time telecast. The game will start at 7:00 PM on TNT.
Injuries: Seth Curry is listed as probable after sitting out the Sixers last game on Tuesday with an ankle injury. Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kieber are listed as day-to-day. Porzingis has a back injury while Kieber has a problem with his ankle. Porzingis has missed the last two games.
The Trends: The Mavericks have won 7 of their last 10 games and have a three-game winning streak. The 76ers are 5-5 over their last 10 games and are the top team in the Eastern Conference. The Mavs are 15-15 after a last second win against the Boston Celtics. Mavs are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games. In head-to-head action, 4 of the last 5 games against the Sixers in Philadelphia have gone under. Mavs have covered the spread the last five times they have played Philly.
The Numbers: Sixers are favored by 5.5 and the total is 226. The money line for the game is Sixers -144 and the Mavs +270.
The Prop Bets:
1. Luka Doncic under 30.5 points. Doncic has scored over 31 points in 3 of his last 10 games. Ben Simmons will guard Doncic so that will minimize some of his backing the opponent down to the paint for shots. The under is priced at -106 and the over is set at -116. Doncic goes under.
2. Ben Simmons over 16.5 points. Simmons has scored more than 16 in 4 of his last 5 games. The Mavs are not a good defensive team. Simmons will go over. The price is set at -122.
The Money: 61% of the wagers are on the Sixers. Most of the early money is on Philly with 60% going that way.
The Pick: 76ers are 13-2 at home. Mavs are 7-7 on the road. Sixers win and the game goes under. Go with the money line.
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