Nets vs. Mavericks Prediction
Will the visiting Brooklyn Nets cover the point spread tonight when they visit the Dallas Mavericks at 8:30 p.m. ET? Let's dive into Wednesday night's matchup.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Dallas. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mavericks are 5.5-point home favorites versus the Nets, who opened as 4.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number currently sits at 208.5 after hitting the board at 213.
Who Public Bettors Like: Brooyln. As of this writing, 55% of tickets are on the Nets to cover the point spread tonight.
Injury Report: The Nets are banged-up but they should have DeMarre Carroll (illness) tonight, as he's probable. D'Angelo Russell, meanwhile, has a knee injury and he's out, while Allen Crabbe (back) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) are doubtful. On the other side, Dorian Finney-Smith (knee) is out and so is Seth Curry (shin).
OUR PREDICTION: The Nets have covered in five of their last six games in Dallas while the road team has cashed in nine of the last 11 games between these two teams. The Nets are also 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 6-1 against the number in their last seven road games and are 7-0 at the betting window in their last seven games when its opponent allows 100 points or more in its previous game.
On the other side, the Mavericks are 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 home games, are 1-7 against the number in their last eight games versus Atlantic opponents, and are winless at 0-6 at the betting window in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: BROOKLYN NETS +5.5