Mavericks vs Pistons Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, December 1, 2022

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The Dallas Mavericks (10-10) are eight-point favorites against the Detroit Pistons (5-18) on December 1, 2022 at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons are struggling right now, having lost three in a row and going 2-8 during their past 10 games. The matchup has a 221 point total.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Pistons

Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -324 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +258 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 221 points.

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Mavericks vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Mavericks vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Mavericks have played 20 games, with five wins against the spread. Dallas has won in 10, or 58.8%, of the 17 contests it has been named as the odds-on favorite in this year. Mavericks games this year have hit the over 52.2% of the time (12 out of 23 games with a set point total).

The Pistons have 12 wins against the spread in 23 games this season. Detroit has gone 4-17 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 19% of those games). Pistons games this year have gone over the total in 14 of 23 opportunities (60.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Mavericks Leaders
Luka Dončić 19 33.5 8.8 8.6 1.8 0.5 2.4
Spencer Dinwiddie 20 17 3 4.8 1.1 0.2 2.7
Christian Wood 18 16.3 7.7 1.1 0.4 0.6 1.4
Tim Hardaway Jr. 19 10.8 2.2 2 0.7 0.2 2.1
Dorian Finney-Smith 20 9.1 4.3 1 1.1 0.6 1.8


Pistons Leaders
Bojan Bogdanovic 22 20.3 3.8 2.5 0.4 0 2.3
Cade Cunningham 12 19.9 6.2 6 0.8 0.6 1.4
Jaden Ivey 19 16.2 4.9 4.3 1.1 0.3 1.5
Alec Burks 10 15 2.1 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.8
Saddiq Bey 19 14.5 4.6 1.5 0.8 0.2 1.5
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Mavericks: None

Pistons: Nerlens Noel: Questionable (Knee), Jaden Ivey: Questionable (Knee), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas is putting up 109.4 points per game this year (24th-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well on defense, ceding just 107.6 points per game (fourth-best). At home, the Mavericks are posting 2.3 more points per game (110.3) than they are in away games (108). The Mavericks’ offense has been less effective over their last 10 games, racking up 108.4 points a contest compared to the 109.4 they’ve averaged this season.

Dallas is making 13.6 three-pointers per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) this year, while putting up a 34.4% three-point percentage (19th-ranked). In terms of shot breakdown, the Mavericks have taken 52.4% two-pointers (accounting for 64.9% of the team’s buckets) and 47.6% from beyond the arc (35.1%).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

Offensively, Detroit is the fifth-worst team in the league (109.1 points per game). On defense, it is second-worst (117.7 points conceded per game). The Pistons are putting up fewer points at home (108.9 per game) than away (109.3). While the Pistons are posting 109.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their past 10 games, producing 110.1 a contest.

Detroit is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.7 per game) and 24th in 3-point percentage (33.2%). The Pistons take 37% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 27.8% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 63% of their shots, with 72.2% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Mavericks, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Mavericks -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221 points.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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