Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+3.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (21-11) host the Dallas Mavericks (15-15) at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. Dallas opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 227.
The Dallas Mavericks faced the Boston Celtics and earned the victory with a final of 110-107 in their last contest. Dallas walked away from the contest having earned a 47.2% FG percentage (42 of 89) and converted 13 out of their 33 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks knocked down 13 of their 15 tries for a rate of 86.7%. With regard to pulling down boards, they collected 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 19 assists in this game in addition to getting 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to defending, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 47.7% from the floor on 41 of 86 shooting. Boston earned 19 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Celtics pulled down 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Boston finished the game shooting 72.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 18 tries. They made 12 of 39 attempts from distance.
Luka Dončić is a guy who had an impact in the game. He ended up finishing with 31 points on 11 of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:53 minutes played and totaled 10 rebounds. Doncic walked away from this one shooting 47.8% from the floor and also distributed 8 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this matchup for the Mavericks was Josh Richardson. He totaled 4 rebounds in his 29:51 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 58.3% from the field for this contest via 7-of-12 (16 points). When the time ran out, Richardson had 1 assist.
Dallas comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 15-15 so far this season. They turn it over 12.2 times per game and as a team they commit 20.8 fouls per contest. As a team, Dallas is collecting 42.4 boards per game and has totaled 682 assists for the year, which has them ranked 26th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Mavericks are hitting 35.2% on 3-point shots (393 of 1,117) and 78.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 112.4 points per outing (17th in basketball) while shooting 46.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.7 fouls. The Mavericks defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.9% (411 of 651) and they concede 45.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 8th in the NBA in giving up assists with 703 surrendered this year. They are relinquishing 36.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 23rd in basketball in points per game from their opponents (113.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers got the victory with a final of 109-102 against the Toronto Raptors. The 76ers were able to pull down 42 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 54 in this contest. They also rejected 8 attempts while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Raptors earned 20 fouls for the contest which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 30 shots. They were able to make 26 of the free throws for a percentage of 86.7%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Philadelphia made 17 out of 38 tries (44.7%). When the final whistle blew, the 76ers finished 33 out of 80 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.3%. The 76ers permitted the Raptors to bury 40 out of their 93 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 43.0% for the contest. They finished 29.7% from behind the 3-point line via 11 of 37 and ended up going 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). In reference to team rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Toronto to snag 38 overall (8 offensive).
Tobias Harris was important for the 76ers for this contest. He converted 8 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 7 rebounds. Harris accumulated 23 points in his 35:48 mins on the court and had 5 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Philadelphia was Furkan Korkmaz. He walked away with 2 assists in his 28:18 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 out of 11 from the floor. Korkmaz finished going 45.5% from the floor as well as collecting 19 points and 7 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 21-11 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are shooting 47.6% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in the NBA. Philadelphia has tallied 3,647 points this season (114.0 per contest) and they grab 46.1 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 23.2 times per contest (24th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.7 times per game. The 76ers commit 20.0 fouls every game and they hit 78.6% from the charity stripe. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 10th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.1. They are forcing 14.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (6th in the league). The Philadelphia defense surrenders 36.5% on shots from distance (410 of 1,124) and their opposition makes 78.1% of their foul shots. They surrender 24.1 dimes and 42.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 12th and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+3.5)
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