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Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers

February 5, 2024


The Dallas Mavericks will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Monday evening.

The Mavericks enter this game having lost three of their last four games and are on a two-game losing streak following Saturday’s 117-129 loss at home against the Milwaukee Bucks which brings their record to 26-23 this season and puts them in 8th place in the Western Conference. Dallas has been an above-average scoring team as they enter this game averaging the 8th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 118.25 points per game. 

Luka Doncic has played a pivotal role in the success Dallas has had offensively as Doncic is 2nd in scoring and 3rd in assists per game in the NBA with an average of 34.8 points and 9.6 assists per game while also leading the team in rebounds and steals with an average of 8.6 rebounds and 1.41 steals per game. Defensively, the Mavericks have been a below-average team as they are allowing an average of 118.63 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.53 points per game. The Dallas Mavericks will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Philadelphia 76ers suffered a major blow with an injury to Joel Embiid who suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be out until at least April 15th. Embiid was the leading scorer in the NBA with an average of 35.3 points per game while also leading the team in rebounds and blocks with an average of 11.3 rebounds and 1.76 blocks per game. The 76ers have split their two games since his injury and are coming off a 121-136 loss at home against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday which dropped their record to 30-18 and put them in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. The 76ers have been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 112.81 points per game which ranks 13th in the NBA while also being one of the highest-scoring teams in the league as they are averaging the 6th most points per game with an average of 119.06 points per game. The Philadelphia 76ers will look to bounce back following the loss against the Nets when they host the Dallas Mavericks on Monday evening.

BookMaker has the Dallas Mavericks listed as 1-point favorites on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday evening. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Philadelphia has won two of the previous three meetings. The Mavericks have covered the spread in six of the last ten while the 76ers have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. The Dallas Mavericks are 24-25 ATS overall, 13-9 ATS on the road, and 15-11 ATS as a favorite this season while the Philadelphia 76ers are 29-19 ATS overall, 16-8 ATs at home, and 6-6 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Philadelphia enters this game with the better record, however, they are without their leading scorer and rebounder after Joel Embiid’s injury and are coming off a blowout loss at home against the Brooklyn Nets. Dallas is better than Brooklyn and should have no problem handing the 76ers another loss which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Dallas Mavericks when they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Dallas Mavericks Moneyline (-120)