Mavericks vs. Nets Prediction
Can the Brooklyn Nets get back to the .500 mark tonight when they play host to the Dallas Mavericks at 7:30PM ET?
501 Dallas Mavericks vs. 502 Brooklyn Nets
Monday, March 4, 2019
7:30PM ET – Barclays Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nets are slightly favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 224.5 points. The public betting for this game has 51 percent going on the Mavericks on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mavericks falling apart
Dallas is coming off a 111-81 loss at home to Memphis for its sixth loss in seven games. The Mavericks also have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven. Dallas is 27-35 overall, 6-24 on the road, 35-26-1 against the spread and 34-27-1 with the under.
The Mavericks are struggling on offense, averaging 108.3 points per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, Dallas is giving up 109.2 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 45.8 percent. Luka Doncic is leading the team with 21 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game while Tim Hardaway Jr. is adding 16.2 points per contest.
Nets on a skid
Brooklyn is coming off a 117-88 loss at Miami. The Nets have lost and failed to cover the spread in three straight games. Brooklyn is 32-33 on the season, 18-16 at home, 35-30 against the spread and 35-30 with the over.
The Nets are putting up 111.7 points per game while shooting 45 percent as a team. Defensively, Brooklyn is giving up 112.8 points per game while opponents shooting 46.4 percent from the field. D’Angelo Russell is leading the team with 20.5 points and 6.8 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 17.0 points and 5.0 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a loss, but 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a double-digit loss at home.
The Nets are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight conference games, but 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
The Nets and Mavs are both struggling right now, but Brooklyn still has some fight for the playoffs while the Mavs are long out of the mix. The Nets still have an offense capable of putting up big points. They average 114 points at home while Dallas scores just 107 on the road. Look for the Brooklyn guards to lead them to a victory and cover over the Mavericks.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets -5