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2021 NBA Handicapping
(43-23) Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks (37-28)
Date: Thursday, May 6th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 232.5
On Thursday, May 6th, the Brooklyn Nets meet the Dallas Mavericks for the second and final time this season. In the initial meeting on February 27th, the Mavericks won 115-87.
While both Mavericks’ superstars played in the game in Dallas, James Harden was the only one of the Nets big three to participate.
Last season, the squads played a single time due to the pandemic with Dallas winning that lone contest. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having won 46 matches of the 78 played.
It’s been an up and down period for the Nets who keep swapping the top ladder rung in the Eastern Conference with the Philadelphia 76ers.
A three-game losing streak including consecutive games against the Bucks has dropped them 2.0 games back of Philly and decreased their lead over the Bucks to one game as well.
Although James Harden didn’t play in any of the recent games the Bucks may have figured out a template for how to defend the Nets although Harden’s presence will undoubtedly change the dynamic.
The NBA statsmaster John Schuhmann points out when the Nets score less than 110 points (per 100 possessions) they are 4-11. Not great odds.
Of course, that also means teams have to score more than 110 points on Brooklyn. Given the Nets’ defensive limitations that isn’t exactly a big stretch although they’ve made strides on that end of the court.
In their recent loss to Milwaukee, Kyrie Irving scored 38 points with three rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Durant registered 32 points with nine rebounds, six assists, a steal, and two blocks.
James Harden (hamstring) will miss his 16th consecutive game, Chris Chiozza (hand surgery) is out and Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is lost for the season.
The Mavericks are mired in a seeding battle with the Lakers and Blazers to avoid the play-in tournament. Since they lead the Southwest division, they have the edge over both teams who aren’t their division leaders.
Although the Mavericks have continued to grow throughout the season (other than those three games against the Kings) I wonder how happy Donnie Nelson is about the constant uncertainty of Kristaps Porzingis who just can’t seem to stay on the court.
He’s missed 25 games this season and it begs the question if he’ll ever be able to get through a season without concerns of leg injuries. Porzingis missed the last three games and is nursing both ankle and knee soreness.
Dallas has won seven of their last nine matches with losses only to the Kings. In the most recent game, the Mavs beat the equally hot Miami Heat.
Luka Doncic collected his 24th double-double of the season featuring 23 points and 12 rebounds plus eight assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. was the top scorer with 36 including 10 triples. Jalen Brunson added 19 and Dorian Finney-Smith chipped in 12 points.
Maxi Kleber (Achilles) and Porzingis (knee) are out Thursday. Tyrell Terry (personal) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavericks are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone under in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Dallas’ last 5 games.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
This game will test the mettle of the Nets who are eager to end the losing streak and build momentum heading into the postseason. Brooklyn has the added incentive of responding to the loss from the last meeting.
But, since this isn’t the Kings — Luka and company will enter with a swagger intent on sending their own message.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks +3.5
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