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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-16) Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets (22-12)
Date: Saturday, February 27th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 238.5
Saturday, February 27th finds the Dallas Mavericks playing the Brooklyn Nets for the second time this season. The Mavericks won the initial match 123-111 on January 2nd.
The Mavericks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 45 wins in 77 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with the squads each winning one contest.
The Mavericks have won seven of their last 10 games and two of three since returning from the eight-day layoff created by the severe winter storm that hit Texas. The lone loss in that mix occurred in their last game versus the 76ers.
Yet, all is not well in Dallas as rumors are swirling the Mavericks are seeking to trade Kristaps Porzingis. Although injury has plagued the big man, the word is the team is concerned more by his demeanor and approach to the game.
Owner Mark Cuban has played down this storyline but this franchise has said that prior and still made the trade.
Porzingis has played in 17 of the team’s 31 games missing nine games at season start, sat on the second game in two of the Mavs back-to-back sets, and is out again with lower back soreness missing all three games since the team returned to action this week.
Following the loss to the 76ers, Ben Simmons cited his defensive prowess particularly on Doncic but the wunderkid blew off the self-praise of Simmons stating he doesn’t even pay attention to who is guarding him. Luka still managed 19 points and was more efficient (6 of 13) than Embiid (5 of 20).
Josh Richardson (13), Tim Hardaway Jr. (12), and Jalen Brunson (11) were the other double-figure scorers.
Ultimately, the game was lost in the paint and via turnovers, as the 76ers won the PIP battle 50 to 26 and scored 22 points off the Mavericks 22 turnovers (76ers had just 10).
Kevin Durant has missed the last six games and nine of the last 10 but his absence hasn’t affected winning as Brooklyn brings an eight-game win streak to the court Saturday.
James Harden and Kyrie Irving are building chemistry without their Big 3 partner as they showcase a robust offense and try to improve defensively.
Certainly, when Durant returns the thinking is Brooklyn will be even more dangerous and offense but will they? There are only so many shots that can be taken and that trio is used to taking multiple shots.
Even if the trio achieves harmonious ball distribution how will it impact the supporting cast like Joe Harris who’ll undoubtedly experience a regression?
Frankly, it’s a good problem to have because at the moment the Nets are an offensive juggernaut and while they’re getting an extremely liberal whistle on the defensive end they’re at least making an effort to improve.
Jeff Green (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday. Durant (hamstring) won’t return until after the All-Star break. Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is out for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavericks are 6-4 in the teams last 10 meetings.
- The Nets are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The over/under is 6-4 in the last 10 contests between the clubs.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Expect Doncic to have a big night but unless the Mavs employ some semblance of defense they’ll be in tough to beat the Nets especially playing at Barclays.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks +2.5
Call me crazy – but Luka gets up for games of this nature so I’m picking the Mavs for the surprising upset.
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