Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/20/2019 Spread Picks and Previews
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Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/20/2019 – This is a battle of two young teams from the east and the west. It will be the Dallas Mavericks going up against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This game will be shown on TV at the NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBA League Pass with taking care of the online live stream this Friday, December 20 at 8 pm Eastern Time. The 76ers lost their last two games and would try to avoid a losing streak. The Mavericks are going into this battle without Luka Doncic and because of that, NBA Bracket Betting sees the Sixers taking the victory after this match.
Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/20/2019
Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/20/2019 Betting Odds
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The chances of the Mavericks having Doncic in this game is bleak. In the last three games since Luka went out, they surprisingly won one and that was against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Mavs will heavily rely on Kristaps Porzingis to carry them and in the past week, he has done 23.7 points, 13 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. They Mavs coaching staff will have to dig in deep into their roster and will look to Seth Curry and JJ Barea to fill in the void that Doncic left. Tim Hardaway Jr and Dorian Finney-Smith will also have to play beyond their averages if the Mavs want to get this close against the Sixers. Expect that Porzingis will be switch guarded by Al Horford.
Players to watch: K. Porzingis PF 26 GP 26 GS 30.9 MIN 17.4 PTS 1.8 OR 7.4 DR 9.2 REB 1.5 AST 0.5 STL 2.1 BLK 1.5 TO 3.1 PF 1 AST/TO 16.97 PER
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The 76ers are happy to have Joel Embiid back after missing the game against Brooklyn. In his return, the 76ers lost to the Miami Heat, 104-108, and he had 22 points, 19 rebounds and two blocks. His team will be expecting him to lock down Porzingis and minimize his production. The starting five of the Sixers are locked in and will perform their duties. Ben Simmons has been manning the point and flirts with a triple-double every night. Tobias Harris has been the team’s second-best scorer doing 19.7 points together with 6.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Josh Richardson and Al Horford have been solid contributors as well for the team. For Philadelphia to take this game away from Dallas, they need to start out right and juggle their lineup, using their depth to wear down their opponents.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 23 GP 23 GS 30.9 MIN 22.7 PTS 2.7 OR 10 DR 12.6 REB 3.3 AST 0.9 STL 1.3 BLK 3.2 TO 3.4 PF 1 AST/TO 25.06 PER
Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers 12/20/2019 Betting Numbers
Dallas are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games.
Philadelphia are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Seth Curry PG Back is “?” Friday vs Philadelphia
Dallas Mavericks vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
It is going to be a long day for the Dallas Mavericks losing Luka Doncic. Fans were expecting a duo match up with Doncic-Prozingis up against Simmons-Embiid. Since Doncic will be out for at least two more weeks, Top Online Sportsbook sees the 76ers prevailing over the Dallas Mavericks. There is just too much talent outside of Simmons and Embiid that Dallas could not match. Still, the Mavs were able to take down the Bucks without Luka Doncic and isn’t going to be easy to defeat them.
Moneyline: As the favorites, Philadelphia is given a -350 on the ML while the Mavs are at+281 if they manage to pull an upset.
ATS: 7 points separate the teams across the spread with Dallas owning the +7 while the Sixers are at the opposite side at -7.
TOTALs: Both teams are expected to reach the 214-point total with Dallas expected to go over while the Sixers are under.
Score Prediction: 110-100 Sixers