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NBA Wednesday: Detroit Pistons underdog against Dallas Mavericks

The odds on the Wednesday NBA games show Dallas Mavericks favorite when welcoming the Detroit Pistons tonight.

NBA Wednesday: Detroit Pistons underdog against Dallas Mavericks After an upset at home in their last game against Eastern rival Boston Celtics, the Detroit Pistons (26-8) are losing momentum with the odds makers and they are losing it quick. Tonight at 9:00pm the Pistons are visiting one of the top three Western contenders, the Dallas Mavericks (23-11) and at the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the Pistons will be the underdog of this NBA game. The point spread on the Detroit Pistons vs. Dallas Mavericks game is currently sitting at -2.5 points chalk the Mavericks at the bookie with the total expected at 189 points. Dallas is also an odds favorite Wednesday listed with money line -145 and the odds on the Detroit Pistons to win the game are posted at +125. There are no injuries reported in Detroit, while the Mavericks have listed Erick Dampier and Jerry Stackhouse as day-to-day.

 Prior to the lost  against the Celtics, the Pistons were on their 11-game winning streak and a victory against the Mavericks tonight is detrimental to the moral, especially with a game against another Western top-dog, the San Antonio Spurs following next. Detroit has the second stingiest defence in the league at 89.3 points per game and remains second best in the league in field goal percentage against allowing 43.2. Meanwhile the same applies to the Mavericks, who are riding on a 4-game winning streak and are looking for a few easier games after Detroit. Dallas continues to lead the league in free throw percentage with 82.5, but is only 5-9-1 against the spread in its last 15 games at home. Detroit, on the other side, is 11-1 against the spread in its last 12 games and 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games when playing Dallas. Another betting trend to keep in mind for the Wednesday NBA game - the total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas.

 Published on 01/09/2008

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