Tuesday, December 7th, Mavericks and Nets fans are in for a showdown in Dallas, Texas at 7:30pm EST. Kevin Durant, James Harden and the rest of Brooklyn Nets roll into town to square off against Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks.
Nets vs Mavericks Betting Preview
Both teams should be well rested as each squad last played on December 4th. Brooklyn is coming off of a tough game at home against the Bulls in which they lost 111-107. Lonzo Ball hit a dagger three late in the fourth quarter to seal the game for Chicago. Dallas has lost their last 2 games against Memphis and New Orleans.
Kevin Durant is averaging 28.6 points per game, 7.7 rebounds, and 5.5 assists this season for the Nets on 53.3 percent shooting. His running mate James Harden is averaging 20.6 points per game, 9.5 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game on 40 percent shooting.
Luka Doncis is averaging 25.4 points per game, 8.5 assists per game, and 8.1 rebounds per game on 44.5 percent shooting. His fellow European running mate is averaging 19.7 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 1.7 blocks per game on 45.9 percent shooting.
Brooklyn is sitting on top of the Eastern Conference at 16-7 with a slight edge over the 2nd place Chicago Bulls. The Dallas Mavericks are currently .500 at 11-11 for 7th in the Western Conference. Dallas has a long list of injuries as Luka, Porzinigis, Tim Hardaway Jr, and Sterling Brown are all listed as day to day.
Brooklyn doesn’t have any players on their injury report today. Kristaps Porzingis was recently upgraded to probable for tonight’s game. The jury is still out on whether Luka Doncic will play as he is dealing with an ankle injury and a sprained thumb. With the spread for this game being -1.5 for Brooklyn, it sure seems like the line is pointing towards Luka lacing them up tonight against the Nets.
Picks for Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks
Brooklyn Nets -1.5, Over 221.5
This -1.5 spread for Brooklyn is screaming to pick the Brooklyn Nets points spread tonight. They have a better record on the road than they do at home this season. They are 8-2 on the road, and 8-5 playing at home.
It is going to be hard for Dallas to match the firepower of Brooklyn with Durant leading the league in scoring at 28.6 ppg, and don’t forget about James Harden also, he is having a quietly good season being 2nd in assists at 9.5 a game.
With all the scoring that Brooklyn can produce, another impressive stat for the Nets this season is the fact that when they are coming off a loss, they are undefeated in their next game. They have not lost 2 consecutive games so far this season.
You can safely pick the Nets tonight on whatever sportsbook you bet on. Give me a spread of -1.5 with Durant and Harden any day of the week. Look for at least a 7 point victory tonight over the Dallas Mavericks.
Each of these teams can score with the best of them. The Nets are averaging 109.5 points per game while Dallas averages 104.5.
With a Nets team at full strength, minus Kyrie Irving because of vaccination related issues, and the line pointing to Luka Doncic playing tonight and Porzingis returning to the lineup, this should be an easy over to hit tonight.
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