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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-7) Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks (11-11)
Date: Tuesday, December 7th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nets | Mavericks (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -2.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Tuesday, December 7th, finds the Brooklyn Nets facing the Dallas Mavericks for the first time this season. Both teams last played on Saturday with Nets losing to the Bulls 107-111 while the Mavericks lost 90-97 to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Mavericks winning both contests. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having bested the Knicks in 47 of their 79 matches.
Although Brooklyn sits atop the East they’ve been struggling lately despite finding ways to win. Through their last four games, they’ve won by two (Knicks) and five points (Wolves) and lost two (Suns and Bulls). The win versus Minnesota came with Karl-Anthony Towns out injured.
Of their 11 games against the top eight seeds from each conference, they are 4-7 and in both games versus Cleveland, the Cavaliers were missing core starters. More concerning — of the six games they’ve played against the other home court seeds they are 0-6!
That speaks to the fact the Nets without Kyrie Irving aren’t nearly as deep or versatile. Nor does it help that James Harden seems to be on one game then off for the next two.
To that end, in his last five games Harden is shooting 35% from the field and 24.2% from the perimeter with a cumulative 21 turnovers. Removing his one good outing from that group (versus Knicks) he shot 17 of 60 (28.3%) from the field and 5 of 25 from deep (20%).
In the loss to the Bulls, both stars registered double-doubles but Kevin Durant’s 28 points and 10 rebounds were via an efficient 12 of 26 while Harden collected 14 points and 14 assists but shot 5 of 21.
LaMarcus Aldridge (20), Paul Millsap (13), and Patty Mills (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
James Johnson (shoulder) is probable for Tuesday. Joe Harris is having ankle surgery and therefore will be out indefinitely while Kyrie Irving remains out due to suspension.
It’s been tough going lately for the Mavericks who’ve lost seven of their last nine games falling to .500 on the season. Luka Doncic has missed four of those nine games nursing ankle and knee injuries while Kristaps Porzingis missed the last two with his own nagging knee issue.
In addition, Tim Hardaway Jr has knee soreness and Willie Cauley-Stein is dealing with a personal matter. Of that quartet, only Porzingis is listed as probable for Tuesday with WCS out for sure while Doncic and THJ are questionable.
Clearly, Doncic is most imperative to get back on the court but each of the others plays an important role for the Mavericks.
In the loss to the Grizzlies, Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench to score 29 points including hitting five of his nine 3-pointers. Unfortunately, he was only joined by two other Mavericks in double-digits with Jalen Brunson scoring 15 and Dorian Finney-Smith collecting 14 points.
As a whole, the Mavericks struggled to score at all shooting 33.7 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from the perimeter. Memphis smacked them in the paint outscoring Dallas 52 to 22 and 16 to 2 on the fast break.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The Nets are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games.
- The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Mavericks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
The key for Dallas is getting Doncic back although Porzingis will be welcomed with open arms as he offers a scoring option and length – one thing the Nets have shown a propensity to struggle against.
With the injury report updating Kristaps to probably while keeping Doncic and Hardaway questionable that hints only the Zinger will be playing. If that’s the case it’s hard to bet on Dallas.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nets -2.5
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