[8:40 PM] Pistons @ Mavericks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Detroit Pistons (13-13)

@ Dallas Mavericks (6-18)


The line for this game is Pistons by 5.5 points.

The Dallas Mavericks are showing signs of life after a dreadful start and look for their third victory in the past four games when they host the Detroit Pistons. The Mavericks split their last six contests following a 3-15 start and rolled to a 112-92 home win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday.

Forward Marcus Morris was the lone player to experience a solid game in the loss to Philadelphia by scoring a season-high 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting. Morris drained four 3-pointers and is a solid 18-of-33 from behind the arc in six games this month, but he wasn’t the least bit happy due to the poor showing.

Matthews connected on 10-of-14 shots while scoring 25 points against Denver and knocked down five 3-pointers for the third consecutive contest. The 30-year-old got off to a slow start this season but is now in a groove by averaging 25.7 points over the past three games and scoring 25 or more points in four of the last six outings.

The Pistons won their past two visits to Dallas after losing their previous six trips.

Dallas SF Harrison Barnes scored in double digits in every game and tallied at least 20 points on 12 occasions.

Detroit SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) is expected back in the lineup after a one-game absence.


StreakSmarts Pick: Dallas Mavericks

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick