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The point spread for Friday’s contest between the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers opened up at -4 in favor of the Sixers at BetOnline.com on Thursday afternoon and the total was set at 181.5. The spread has moved down to -3 as of Friday morning and the total has inched down to 179.5. So far, 65% of the betting public is on the Sixers and 52% are on the over. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
Mavericks are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
76ers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
76ers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 19-7 in 76ers last 26 home games.
Under is 8-3 in 76ers last 11 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.
Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
My Prediction: The Sixers return home after a successful 2-1 road trip while the Mavs hit the road after 3 consecutive home wins. The Sixers have been a pleasant surprise this year with a 20-10 record. Dallas is starting to play very well as of late. They have won 5 in a row including wins over the Nuggets, Clippers, and Blazers. Offensively, these teams have very similar numbers. The Sixers have a slight edge on defense as they only allow 87 points a game. At home, the Sixers are even better on defense allowing only 83.6 points a game. I think with the fact that this is the Sixers only home game sandwiched inbetween 2 road trips, gives them the slight edge and a win tonight.
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