The Dallas Mavericks are one back behind the Warriors for the third in the Western Conference with just three to play. They are hoping to move up, but will likely need to win out and get help to make it a reality. That starts with Wednesday’s game in Michigan against the Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons are headed for the lottery, but they have won three straight as rookie Cade Cunningham is showing his potential. The number one overall pick has scored 20-plus in 13 of his last 19 contests, and the 20-year-old Texas native always wants to put on a show against the Mavericks.
It is a must-win for Dallas meaning superstar Luka Doncic will be locked in and looking to secure the season series sweep over Detroit. Fans won’t want to miss Wednesday’s game, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more.
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons: How to watch
Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavericks local market), Bally Sports Detroit (Pistons local market)
Watch online: NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons: Injury report
The Mavs ruled out Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot), Maxi Kleber (ankle), and Moses Wright (G League) for Wednesday’s contest in Detroit. They are the only three players currently on the injury report.
The Pistons will be without Jerami Grant (calf), Marvin Bagley III (hip), Cory Joseph (back), Hamidou Diallo (finger), Kelly Olynyk (rest), Luka Garza (G League), and Rodney McGruder (hip).
Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for any late-breaking information on this contest.
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 8.5-point favorites entering Wednesday night’s contest. They sit at minus-425 on the moneyline with the over/under set at 220.5.
The Mavericks over/under sits at 114.5, which they have topped in three of their last four games. Dallas will be locked in on April 6 as they look to keep their momentum rolling towards the playoffs, but deciding on their over/under is difficult because they may sit players down the stretch if the game is already in hand.
Dallas Mavericks at Detroit Pistons predictions
Luka Doncic ties a franchise record with his sixth straight 30-point game as the Mavs roll to a victory in Detroit on April 6. The 23-year-old goes for 32 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists in just 31 minutes of action as Dallas wraps things up early to secure their first 50-win season since 2015.
Cade Cunningham scores 25, but the shorthanded Pistons just have no answers for the red hot Mavericks. Dallas covers the spread as the contest goes under 220 points.
The Dallas Mavericks are going to finish in the top five in the Western Conference, but they must win out to have a chance to pass the Warriors to move up to third. Can they get the final week of the regular season started right with a win in Detroit on Wednesday night? Be sure to tune in to find out.