NBA Jock MKT Pick ‘Em – March 29th – Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers

Luka Doncic Over 2.5 3-Pointers

I’m surprised how low this 3-point line is for Luka tonight against the 76ers. The Mavs are in desperate need of a win as they are falling out of the Playoff race and in order to get a W, Luka is going to need to come up big on the offensive end. 

Luka shoots from the three in extremely high volume. In his five games, he has attempted 10, 16, 9, 10, and 5 shots from deep respectively. He went 4-10 and 7-16 in the Mavs two games this week. Luka is shooting roughly 30% from three this season, but is hitting an astonishing 54% from three when playing against the 76ers this season. Luka dropped 42 points on the 76ers in their last contest and I expect a huge game from him tonight with the Mavs’ season on the line. 

Luka plays big minutes and with James Harden out, Luka is a mismatch on the defensive end for the 76ers, who don’t have anyone that can guard him at his size. Tyrese Maxey is too small and Tobias Harris not known for his defensive capabilities. PJ Tucker could see some minutes against Luka, but the Mavs star will have plenty of scoring opportunity and this is a game where he could attempt 10+ from the three line. 

Luka and the over 2.5 3-Pointers tonight. Let’s cash it. 

Kyrie Irving Over 5 Assists

Kyrie is also going to need to show up big tonight in the Mavs nationally televised game against the 76ers. The Mavs have been terrible since the Kyrie trade and with Dallas currently set for the play in tournament, Kyrie is going to need to put up numbers on the offensive end. 

Kyrie is averaging 5.5 assists this season and 6 assists vs the 76ers. In his last six games, Irving has dished out 6, 3, 7, 6, 4, and 8 assists respectively. Kyrie is going to be a crucial piece in getting Luka open looks tonight and the Mavs are going to rely heavily on Luka’s points production to win against the 76ers. 

Kyrie is also a huge mismatch for the 76ers with no star defenders that will be able to guard him, so I expect Kyrie to find open looks for all the Mavs players tonight whether those shots are going to be in the paint or from three. 

The Mavs need this win and I expect Kyrie to show up and facilitate the offense tonight against the 76ers. 

Kyrie and the over 5 assists tonight. Let’s hammer this line. 

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