The Philadelphia 76ers (30-18) link up against the Dallas Mavericks (26-23) on Monday in a thrilling matchup. This is the first of two regular season outings between these teams, and Dallas narrowly owns a 42-41 all-time edge over Philadelphia. The 76ers are currently sixth in the NBA in scoring offense (119.1 points per game), while the Mavs aren’t far behind, ranking 10th (118.2 PPG). Dereck Lively II (nasal) is out for Dallas. Joel Embiid (knee) and De’Anthony Melton (back) are out for the Sixers, with Tobias Harris (illness) listed as questionable.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia. Dallas is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. 76ers odds, per SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 243.5. Before making any 76ers vs. Mavericks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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The model has set its sights on Dallas vs. Philadelphia. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Mavs vs. 76ers:
- Mavericks vs. 76ers spread: Dallas -3.5
- Mavericks vs. 76ers Over-Under: 243.5 points
- Mavericks vs. 76ers money line: Philadelphia +136, Dallas -161
- DAL: Has hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 25 of its last 35 games
- PHI: Has only hit the Game Total Under in 24 of its last 62 games
- Mavericks vs. 76ers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the 76ers can cover
Guard Tyrese Maxey is now thrust into a larger role offensively for this club. Maxey has good ball handles with the quickness to get past defenders with ease. The Kentucky product also has a sweet perimeter jumper, averaging a team-high 6.4 assists with 26.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. On Feb. 1, Maxey exploded for a career-high 51 points and made seven 3-pointers.
Forward Harris (questionable) provides Philadelphia with a nice three-level scorer. Harris can score off the dribble and is effective from the perimeter. The Tennessee product logs 17.9 points, six boards, and makes 34% of his 3-pointers. In his last outing, Harris tallied 28 points, five boards, and seven assists. See who to back at SportsLine.
Why the Mavericks can cover
Guard Luka Doncic is an offensive maestro who has such a calm pace and owns a high basketball IQ. The 24-year-old scores from all three levels and has a knack for drawing contact. Doncic is second in the NBA in points (34.8) and third in assists (9.6). In his last game, the 24-year-old finished with 40 points, nine boards, and 11 assists.
Guard Josh Green is an athletic, bouncy force off the bench. Green possesses good instincts and does a great job slashing to the rim as the Arizona product averages 8.5 points and 2.5 assists per game. He’s scored in double figures in four of his last five outings, including on Saturday against the Bucks when Green tallied 20 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. See who to back at SportsLine.
How to make Mavericks vs. 76ers picks
The model has simulated Mavs vs. Sixers 10,000 times and is leaning Under on the total, projecting 235 combined points. It’s also generated a point-spread pick that hits well over 60% of the time. You can only see who to pick at SportsLine.
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