Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks 01/11/2020 NBA Odds and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks 01/11/2020 – The Philadelphia 76ers are seeking some payback from the Dallas Mavericks after suffering an embarrassing 117-98 beating at the hands of the Western Conference power without their star Luka Doncic. After extending their mastery over the Boston Celtics 109-98, the Sixers are in for a rough game against the Mavs who are 11-9 at home this season. Las Vegas’ opening betting odds favor the Mavs as the betting favorite entering the game at -130.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks 01/11/2020
Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks 01/11/2020 Betting Odds
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
As good as the Sixers are, they are apparently just good enough for third place in a well-stacked Atlantic Division behind the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors. Joel Embiid’s health continues to be a concern for the Sixers, while their three-point shooting hasn’t improved much. If the Sixers are really determined to become a legit title contender, they should check the trade market for a reliable sharp-shooter. Update: Thursday’s win over the Celtics has helped re-established the Sixers’ place as the top team in the division. Despite Joel Embiid sitting with a finger injury, Philadelphia still defeated their Atlantic Division rivals for the third time this season. Josh Richardson scored 29 points and Ben Simmons added 19 in the win.
Players to watch: Ben Simmons (15.1 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 8.4 APG)
Tobias Harris (19.4 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 3.0 APG)
Josh Richardson (15.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.5 APG)
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Mavericks will still be playing without Kristaps Porzingis, who just received a PRP injection on his injured knee. The Latvian center has been struggling in his role as the second fiddle next to Doncic, but he nevertheless provides the Mavs some interior presence on both ends of the floor. Update: The Mavericks fell for the fourth time in six games, losing to the Denver Nuggets, 107-106, on Wednesday. Luka Doncic had another great outing with 27 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds, and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15.
Players to watch: Luka Doncic (29.6 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 9.0 APG)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (13.8 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.7 APG)
Seth Curry (10.1 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 1.7 APG)
Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks 01/11/2020 Betting Numbers
Philadelphia are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Dallas are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Joel Embiid C Finger is out indefinitely
Kristaps Porzingis PF Knee is OUT Saturday vs Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
The Sixers will try to keep on winning despite missing the service of their All-Star center Joel Embiid. Best Online Sportsbooks, on the other hand, thinks Embiid’s absence will make Philadelphia less of a threat against the Mavericks, who are eager to get things going following their recent hiccups.
Moneyline: ESPN’s basketball power index favors the Mavericks to win straight up at 61.4 percent. Dallas will be playing the second game of a back-to-back but should be just fine since they will be playing at home. They are good Moneyline bet at -130.
ATS: The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last four head-to-head meetings with the Sixers. With only 2 points set across the spread, my bet is on the home favorite Mavs (-2) to continue their dominance.
TOTALs: The total opened at 223 points. I pick OVER since the Mavericks showed they won’t have any problem scoring 117 points. And with Embiid sitting on the bench, expect one of the best offensive teams in the NBA to have a field day against the Sixers on their home floor.
Score Prediction: 120 – 112 Mavericks