Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-2.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (36-17) head to American Airlines Center on Monday where they'll take on the Dallas Mavericks (29-22). Philadelphia opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 225.
The Philadelphia 76ers faced off with the Oklahoma City Thunder and notched a win by a score of 117-93 in their last game. Philadelphia ended with a 46.8% field goal percentage (44 out of 94) and made 12 out of their 38 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 17 of 25 tries for a rate of 68.0%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 47 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 22 turnovers and getting 11 steals. Pertaining to defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the floor on 38 out of 76 shooting. Oklahoma City distributed 21 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Oklahoma City collected 45 rebounds (6 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 10 blocked shots. Oklahoma City finished the game shooting 47.4% from the charity stripe by making 9 of 19 shots. They converted 8 out of their 20 shots from long range.
Joel Embiid is one guy who had an impact in this game. He walked away with 27 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27:14 mins played and also totaled 9 rebounds. Embiid ended up going 58.8% from the field and distributed 4 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the 76ers was Furkan Korkmaz. He totaled 4 rebounds in his 30:36 min played. He went 53.8% from the field for the contest by connecting on 7-of-13 (20 points). When all was said and done, Korkmaz earned 2 assists.
Philadelphia comes into this one with a record of 36-17 so far this year. The 76ers are shooting 36.7% from downtown (577 of 1,573) and 76.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 113.7 pts per contest (10th in the league) while hitting 47.6% from the floor. They turn it over 15.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Philadelphia is collecting 46.1 boards per game and has 1,229 dimes this season, which ranks 22nd in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the 76ers are forcing 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.2 personal fouls. The 76ers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (816 of 1,125) and they surrender 42.3 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 7th in the league in giving up assists with 1,243 surrendered for the campaign. They concede 36.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 7th in the NBA in PPG allowed (108.6).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dallas Mavericks took home the win by a final score of 116-101 when they played the Milwaukee Bucks. The Mavericks were able to snag 41 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 56 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Bucks committed 20 fouls for the contest which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a percentage of 72.2%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas buried 17 of 45 attempts (37.8%). When the game finished, the Mavericks went 43 out of 97 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.3%. The Mavericks permitted the Bucks to make 38 of their 100 attempts from the field which had them at 38.0% in the game. They finished shooting 36.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 out of 33 and ended up shooting 13 of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Dallas permitted Milwaukee to pull down 52 overall (14 on the offensive side).
Luka Doncic ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks in this matchup. He converted 11 of 20 in this game giving him a rate of 55.0%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Doncic racked up 27 points in his 36:55 mins on the court and earned 9 dimes in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Kristaps Porzingis. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 33:17 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 10 out of 20 from the floor. Porziņģis walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor while also contributing 26 points and 17 total rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 29-22 this season. Dallas has accounted for 5,688 points for the season (111.5 per game) and they snag 43.7 boards per contest. The Mavericks have committed 19.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.6% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mavericks are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks them 13th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 22.4 times per contest (28th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per game with 109.4. They have conceded 22.2 dimes and 44.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 3rd and 18th in the league. The Dallas defense concedes 36.2% on 3-point attempts (675 of 1,867) and their opponents are making 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (+2.5)
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