Brooklyn Nets (7-10) vs Dallas Mavericks (7-9)Date : 11/21/2018
Time : 8:30 pm EST
Location : American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks
The Brooklyn Nets will travel to American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, to battle the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Brooklyn Nets have fallen on hard times lately in losing four of their last five games with their last loss coming at the hands of the LA Clippers as they suffered the 127 – 119 home loss on November 17th as they allowed the Clippers to shoot over 50% from the field for the night while also nailing 48% of their 3-point attempts for the contest.
On the other hand, the Dallas Mavericks halted a four-game winning streak by falling to the Memphis Grizzlies by a 98 – 88 score on Monday night as the Mavericks had several players in double figures for the game; However, were not able to overcome 28 points from Mike Conley in a game to where he’s sinked 7 of 11 3-pointers for the night. Both teams will certainly be looking to get back on the right track with a win in this Wednesday night matchup. The Nets have covered the spread in six out of the last seven meetings at American Airlines Center while they are also 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Brooklyn Nets's Latest Performance :
After losing three straight games, the Brooklyn Nets have one two of their last three as they picked up a 104 – 98 road win over the Miami Heat in their last outing on Tuesday night as D’Angelo Russell pumped in 20 points for the road team while also having nine assists and six rebounds while Jarett Allen contributed 14 points along with 13 rebounds in the much-needed win. And while the Nets only shot 43% from the floor, they held the Miami Heat to only 36% shooting from the field while also allowing them to hit only seven of 23 3-point attempts for the night.
Hassan Whiteside scored 21 points for the Heat along with 23 rebounds in the game as the Nets controlled the pace of the game throughout as they will certainly want to illustrate to same philosophy versus Dallas in which to conclude the second game of a back-to-back versus the Mavericks on a high note. However, as stated, the Mavericks have played well despite their last setback versus the Grizzlies and will certainly make it difficult for the Nets to win their second straight game.
Dallas Mavericks 's Latest Performance :
The Dallas Mavericks looked to have their shortcomings cleaned up during a streak to where they won five of six games before meeting up with the Memphis Grizzlies. And while the Mavericks have been heavily reliant upon their young talent along with experienced veterans on the offensive end to get wins, yet the defense for Dallas had also been solid during this time as well. In fact, the Mavericks had allowed less than 100 points in three of their last four games leading up to the showdown with the Grizzlies. When it was all said and done, the Mavericks offense, which was averaging 111 points prior, only put up 88 points for the night while allowing the Memphis Grizzlies to shoot 46% from the field on the night while hitting 12 three-pointers in the meantime.
On the other hand, the offense for the Mavericks was awful in shooting 34% from the game as Dennis Smith Jr had 19 points to lead Dallas while DeAndre Jordan along with Luca Doncic scored 19 and 17 points, respectively, in the game. Again, the Mavericks certainly can write this game off as simply being a bad day at the office, however, the Mavericks certainly need to use their upcoming game versus the Brooklyn Nets as a time in which to shore up offensive along with defensive inconsistencies as the Nets have been awful in both of these areas, despite picking up a win in their last outing.
How Brooklyn Nets & Dallas Mavericks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Brooklyn is 8-9 ATS while the OU is 9-8
Dallas is 10-6 ATS while the OU is 8-8
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for both teams to be locked in for this matchup on Wednesday night as the Nets will certainly want to build from their momentum from their most recent win while the Mavericks will want to get back into the win column after a less than stellar outing versus the Grizzlies. With that being the case, look for this to be a very competitive game amongst these teams on Wednesday night as the Mavericks have won their last four games at American Airlines Center while the Nets have won four of their last six road games, overall.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Dallas Mavericks -5.5
My reason for the pick :
The Nets are simply playing too inconsistent on both sides of the ball this year to win this matchup versus Dallas. As stated, the Mavericks have been outstanding at home recently and will certainly continue their stellar play versus a Brooklyn Nets team that continues to reel due to injuries and a lack of effort at critical points in the game. It is for this reason that the Mavericks will certainly control the pace of this game throughout while also neutralizing the on and off offense for the Brooklyn Nets en route to picking up the much-needed win.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 215.5
My reason for the prediction :
I will pick the over in this matchup as it has been to play in three of the last four home games for the Mavericks. And while I feel that Dallas will certainly have a slim advantage in this matchup simply due to their play at home, I also expect them to shoot themselves out of their current funk after a horrendous shooting night versus the Grizzlies. In all, look for the total to surpass its set limit in this game has the Mavericks will certainly return to form on the offensive end versus the Nets.
Betting trends for Brooklyn Nets:
- Nets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
Over is 6-1 in Nets last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Over is 13-3 in Nets last 16 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Betting trends for Dallas Mavericks :
- Dallas Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall.