Mavericks vs. Pistons NBA Odds and Preview – April 6th, 2022

The Mavs are likely to secure home advantage in the playoffs at the No. 4 seed. They have a relatively easy schedule with the Pistons, Blazers, and the Spurs lined up in the last three games. Dallas will play their final road game of the regular season at the Little Caesars Arena following a 118-112 away win over defending champions, Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, the Pistons are playing for pride at the No. 14 seed. This is an opportunity for the rest of the squad to put in minutes and even score a win for their home fans.

Go through Nitrobetting’s Mavericks vs. Pistons preview below, featuring important game details, crucial stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. We also present timely betting trends and predictions that help you secure the best picks.

Mavericks vs. Pistons Game Information

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Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?

Dallas averages 107.2 points (26th) per game on 45.8% shooting (20th). While these numbers might not stack up against higher seed teams in the league, they should have enough in the tank to get by the Pistons. The Mavs’ 34.5% three-point shooting pulls down their totals, but the team established an impressive 54.7% two-point shooting–good enough for a fifth-best record in the league.

The Mavs set up good defensive stats. They hold teams to 104.8 points (second) per game. They have better shooting defense in this matchup, keeping teams to 45.8% shooting (15th). Additionally, the squad profits from firm three-point defense and keeps opponents to 34.1% (fifth) from beyond the arc.

Luka Doncic is likely to take point in the Mavs’ offense. The Slovenian averages 28.3 points and 8.7 assists per game. Spencer Dinwiddie provides consistent services as well with a record of 16.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. The rest of the Mavs’ core lineup are primed and ready to go on Wednesday night.

Why Bet on the Detroit Pistons?

The Pistons are doing well with three-straight wins in the bag, including an eight-point victory over the Sixers. However, the hosts will have to set this game off without starting forward Marvin Bagley III (hip) and starting guard Cory Joseph (back) due to injury. Isaiah Livers and Killian Hayes are expected to cover for the two positions on game night.

The team averages 104.8 points (28th) per game on 43.1% shooting (29th). They might not have the best offensive figures now, but this team can surprise both opponents and bettors. Their recent victory over the Sixers says a lot about the squad’s talent. Detroit has the better free-throw numbers of the two teams, averaging 78.0% from the line (13th). This should play a positive role in their effort to close down the scoreline.

Defensively, the Pistons limit teams to 112.0 points (19th) per game. The squad averages 47.1% opponent shooting (25th), featuring a 53.6% opponent two-point shooting (18th). Moreover, Detroit is the better offensive rebounding team of the two, recording 10.9 offensive boards (eighth), which presents more second-chance points.

Mavericks vs. Pistons Betting Trends

  • The Mavs are 2-3 in the last five road games (2-3 ATS).
  • The Mavs are 2-3 in the last five road games against the Pistons (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Mavs’ last five road games against the Pistons.
  • The Pistons are 2-3 in the last five games at Little Caesars Arena (3-2 ATS).
  • The Pistons are 4-6 in the last ten games against the Mavs (4-6 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Mavs’ last five games against the Pistons.

Mavericks vs. Pistons Expert Betting Prediction

The Mavs have more to gain with a win. They have a shot at grabbing the No. 3 seed in the West, but the side needs to go all out from here on. Although they enter the contest as favorites, the Pistons still hold the home advantage over them. Furthermore, the Pistons have been more competitive in the last few games, and that includes winning games by an average of 2.4 points. Covering the spread shouldn’t be an issue for the hosts as well. Ultimately, the Mavs are likely to play hard to win, but the Pistons can hang within the number and even close the game neck and neck.

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