Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 3/18/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers (42-26) will try to beat the Dallas Mavericks (43-26) at Wells Fargo Center on Friday.
The Mavericks played the Nets and notched a win by a score of 113-111 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Mavericks ended up walking away with 17 and the Nets accounted for 11 fouls. They converted 9 of 26 tries from 3-point land. Brooklyn went 80.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 15 shots. Additionally, Brooklyn snagged 26 rebounds (19 offensive, 7 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Brooklyn earned 45 dimes and had 28 steals in this matchup. With respect to the defense, Dallas allowed the other team to go 49.5% from the floor on 45 of 91 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks made 19 of 19 tries for a rate of 100.0%. Dallas ended the contest having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (41 out of 83) and made 12 out of their 34 shots from downtown.
Luka Doncic is a player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He had 37 points on 14 out of 26 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes and also grabbed 9 boards. Doncic ended up going 53.8% from the field and also totaled 9 dimes.
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Dallas heads into this matchup with a mark of 43-26 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 12.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.8 fouls every game. As a team, Dallas is grabbing 43.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,602 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 23rd in the league in terms of passing. The Mavericks are shooting 34.4% on 3-pointers (880 of 2,559) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 106.7 pts per contest (26th in basketball) while connecting on 45.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Mavericks are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 33.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 1st in the NBA in opponents points per game (103.7). The Mavericks defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.6% (2,682 of 5,881) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 7th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,608 conceded on the year.
When they last played, the 76ers went home victorious with a score of 118-114 against the Cavaliers. The 76ers recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for the game. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. The Cavaliers committed 9 fouls for this contest which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for 28 shots. They were able to knock down 24 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.7%. Regarding shots from downtown, Philadelphia buried 12 of their 32 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the 76ers shot 41 out of 79 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.9%. The 76ers allowed the Cavaliers to make 39 out of their 80 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 48.8% in the matchup. They went 32.1% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 out of 28 and finished the game at 27 of 32 at the free throw line (84.4%). Concerning how they rebounded, Philadelphia allowed Cleveland to collect 31 overall (8 offensive).
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers in this game. Embiid recorded 35 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 5 dimes for the contest. He made 13 out of 19 in this matchup for a rate of 68.4%, and earned 17 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss mark of 42-26 this season. The 76ers commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 82.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.1 times per game (24th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per game. Philadelphia has scored 7,389 points this season (108.7 per contest) and they average 42.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are shooting 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 15th in the league.
The 76ers on defense are ranked 7th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.8. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (14th in the NBA). The Philadelphia defense allows 34.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (772 of 2,253) and opponents are converting on 77.2% of their foul shots. They give up 23.4 assists and 44.8 boards per game, which is ranked 7th and 20th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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