The Mavericks are 8-4 on the season which is pretty good but in the Southwest Division they are well back of New Orleans and San Antonio who are off to great starts. The Mavericks should not have too much trouble on Tuesday in NBA betting against a poor Detroit team.
Pistons 5-8 SU, 9-4 ATS
The Pistons have just five wins straight up this season but they have been a point spread success with nine wins. Detroit has some players like Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon who can put up points but they are too inconsistent to win on a regular basis. Detroit has been staying within the number on most nights though. Hamilton was great last time out as he carried Detroit to an overtime win over Washington on Sunday. The Pistons are getting very little recently from Ben Gordon who has scored 10 or fewer points in five of his last seven games. The Pistons are in the first half of a back-to-back as they are at Memphis tomorrow so it is very likely Detroit is going to lose both games.
Dallas 1-4-2 ATS at Home
The Mavericks are doing what they seem to do all the time and that is win straight up at home but not cover the spread. Dallas is a good team but for some reason they just find ways to not cover the spread at home. It makes no sense sometimes but if you take the Mavericks at home against the spread at SBG you do so at your own risk.
Trends Favor Detroit
The Pistons are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Western Conference. The Pistons are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Dallas. The Mavericks are 14-36-3 in NBA betting in their last 53 home games. The Mavericks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games. The Mavericks are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. the Central. The under may also be worth a look in NBA betting online. Five of the last six Detroit games have gone under the total. The Under is 13-3-1 in the Mavericks last 17 home games. The under would look good except that the Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.