Mavericks vs. Pistons Odds & Picks: Luka Doncic to Dominate Pistons

Betsperts analyst Jennifer Eakins gives her best bets for the Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

The Dallas Mavericks (10-10) will take on the Detroit Pistons (5-18) in the only NBA game on the slate on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET at Little Caeser’s Arena. Luka Doncic posted his third 40-point triple-double of the season on Tuesday in a win against Golden State, while the Pistons were blown out by 30 points by the Knicks that same night. Let’s get into the best picks for this lopsided matchup.

Mavericks vs. Pistons Betting Odds

Mavericks Pistons
Spread -8 +8
Moneyline -305 +255
Over/Under 221.5

*Lines accurate at time of publication

Mavericks vs. Pistons Best Bets

Mavericks -8 (-110, DraftKings)

Dallas has won five straight games between these two franchises, last falling short to Detroit in January of 2019. The Mavs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven contests with the Pistons and are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games at Little Caesars.

The Pistons have struggled to put points on the board and should continue to do so without Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey. They are also giving up plenty of points, with their last 10 losses averaging out a 10.2-point margin. Take Dallas to run away with this one.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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Mavericks vs. Pistons Game Total Over 221.5 (-110. DraftKings)

Despite Detroit coming into this contest shorthanded, I like the over here. Luka Doncic will record a chuck of points on his own and will need just a few others to play well to get us there. Dallas is averaging 110.3 points per game in their last three, with Detroit putting up 102.0 in that time frame. Defensively, the Mavs are allowing 114.0 points per contest with the Pistons yielding a hearty 116.7 over their last three games.

Dallas has hit the over in four of the last five games played in Detroit and in four of their five last overall matchups.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

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