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NBA Betting Picks: Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks preview, picks and prediction

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For Tuesday night’s interconference contest, the Brooklyn Nets (16-7) are devising a quick-witted plan to defeat the Dallas Mavericks (11-11) at American Airlines Center. Can the Nets win their first game against the Mavs since Mar. 4, 2019? 

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks news

Heading into tonight’s interesting matchup, the Nets are 8-14-1 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA season, whereas the Mavericks are 9-13 against the spread. This game will air live at 7:30 p.m. ET via NBA League Pass and TNT. Referring to Land of Basketball’s database, based on 79 regular season games played all-time between these two teams, Dallas is 47-32 versus Brooklyn. Plus, the Mavs are 3-0 against the Nets in their past three head-to-head meetings. On May 6, 2021, the last time these contenders met during the regular season, Dallas won 113-109.

On Monday, the Nets recalled Day’Ron Sharpe from the Long Island Nets, the team’s NBA G League affiliate. Through eight games played, the 29th overall pick of the 2021 NBA draft is averaging 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. While playing for the Tar Heels, in the 2020-21 season, Sharpe averaged 9.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks betting lines and odds

NBA Betting Picks - Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks preview, picks and prediction

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 216.5

Point spread: Nets -4 (-110)

Best moneyline: Nets -165, Mavericks +145

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks injury report

Nets: PF James Johnson (probable) | PG Kyrie Irving (out indefinitely) | SF Joe Harris (out indefinitely)

Mavericks: SG Tim Hardaway Jr. (questionable) | PF Kristaps Porzingis | C Willy Cauley-Stein (out) | PG Luka Doncic (questionable)

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks preview

Moreover, on Saturday, in the Nets’ 111-107 home loss versus the Bulls, forward Kevin Durant added another double-double to his career total, finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 38 minutes on the court. Center LaMarcus Aldridge ended his performance with 20 points and 7.0 rebounds in 33 minutes played In the fourth quarter, the Bulls outscored the Nets 32-25.

However, in addition to Brooklyn out-rebounding Chicago 55 to 47, the team outscored them 54 to 38 in the paint. In close, high-scoring performances like this, Brooklyn could have used Irving’s assistance. After this loss, the Nets have won seven out of their last 10 games. They are 8-5 at home, 8-2 away and 5-5 ATS away this season.

Meanwhile, in the Mavericks’ 97-90 home loss against the Grizzlies, guard Tm Hardaway Jr. scored a team-high 29 points in 31 minutes of action. Guard Jalen Brunson closed out his effort with 15 points, 3.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists in 37 minutes played. Contrary to what the final score indicates, this game was a mismatch for Dallas.

The Mavericks were out-rebounded 52 to 42, and they were outscored 52 to 22 in the free throw lane. Following this loss, the Mavs have lost seven of their past 10 games. They are now 6-5 at home, 5-6 away and 3-8 ATS at home. Nonetheless, the team is on a three-game winning streak against the Nets.

Projected starting lineup

Nets: PG James Harden | SG Patty Mills | SF DeAndre’ Membry | PF Kevin Durant | C LaMarcus Aldridge

Mavericks: PG Luka Doncic | SG Reggie Bullock | SF Dorian Finney-Smith | PF Kristaps Porzingis | C Dwight Powell

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks prediction

Additionally, the total for tonight’s interconference contest is set at 216.5. Referencing the spread consensus, 57% of gamblers are predicting the Nets will cover the spread at American Airlines Center. According to the point total consensus, 67% of bettors are expecting the total to go over 216.5. At the present time, Brooklyn is 15-6 as a favorite, 1-1 as an underdog and 5-5 ATS away, while Dallas is 10-3 as a favorite, 1-7 as an underdog and 3-8 ATS at home.

For intriguing betting trends, the Nets are 1-6 ATS in their past seven performances. The total has gone over in eight of their last 12 games, too. Next, Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in the team’s previous five matches versus Dallas. On top of the total going over in the Nets’ past five road games, the total has gone over in four of Brooklyn’s last five contests against Southwest Division opponents. Lastly, the team is 1-5 straight up in their previous six road games at American Airlines Center.

As for the Mavericks, they are 1-4 ATS in their last five performances. Also, the total has gone under in four of the Mavs’ past five games played in the month of December. Though, the team is 0-5 ATS in their previous five matches versus Eastern Conference opponents, and they are 1-4 SU in their prior five contests this season. Finally, the total has gone under in 10 of their previous 13 matches against Atlantic Division opponents. Therefore, pick the Nets to win and cover the spread.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks betting pick

Pick the Nets to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 216.5. Brooklyn is a four-point favorite with BetUS.

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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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