Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks 3/29/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Dallas Mavericks 3/29/23
Wed 29th March 2023

The Dallas Mavericks (37-39, 15-23 Away) are on the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers (49-26, 26-11 Home) Wednesday in a matchup of patient teams. Dallas outplayed the Indiana Pacers 127-104 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday. With 25 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, Luka Doncic was a top performer. The Mavericks are the 11th seed in the Western Conference.

Philadelphia dropped their third in a row on Monday at Ball Arena, falling to the Denver Nuggets 116-111. Tyrese Maxey had 29 points in defeat, carrying the team. The 76ers are third in the Eastern Conference.

It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Dallas will be seeking a season sweep against Philadelphia after triumphing in the only earlier game 133-126 at American Airlines Center on March 2. Doncic led the Mavericks with 42 points and 12 assists.

Joel Embiid had 35 points in the loss. Doncic is averaging 32.9 points per game, second-highest in the NBA, to lead the Mavs in scoring this season. Doncic also is contributing 8.1 assists, fifth-most in the NBA, and 8.6 rebounds per game. Embiid (33.3 ppg) has been the primary provider for the Sixers on offense.

He has the No. 1 scoring average in the league. Embiid also has averaged 10.2 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league. James Harden has distributed 10.8 assists per game.

Half-court execution will be critical in this matchup that features two of the NBA’s slowest-paced teams, as the 76ers and the Mavericks rank 28th and 27th, respectively, in possessions per game. The 76ers have found success in recent meetings between the teams at Wells Fargo Center, winning six of the last 10.

Dallas is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.4 (112.3-113.7). Philadelphia has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 116.1 points per game on average while allowing 108.5 (+7.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaden Hardy: 21.6 | 11.8 | +9.8
Points per game:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 10.0 | 14.0 | -4.0
Rebounds per game:
Christian Wood: 4.8 | 7.5 | -2.7
Assists per game:
Kyrie Irving: 4.0 | 5.4 | -1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyrese Maxey: 35.6 | 27.0 | +8.6
James Harden: 24.0 | 38.6 | -14.6
Points per game:
Tyrese Maxey: 26.0 | 20.5 | +5.5
James Harden: 5.0 | 21.4 | -16.4

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Dallas Mavs (+145)

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