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Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Predictions, Odds, Picks

Dec. 7, 2021
Michael Crosson
VI Betting Expert
VegasInsider.com

Nationally televised NBA coverage will resume Tuesday night with a heavyweight non-conference bout between the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks. Coverage begins from the American Airlines Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

Score Prediction

Nets 113, Mavericks 104

Best Bets

Nets -2.5 (-110) at PointsBet

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Predictions

After finishing second in the East with a record of 48-24 last year, Brooklyn stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the new season, as the Nets opened with losses in three of their first five games – with all three of those defeats coming by 13 PTS or more (MIL, CHA, MIA).

Brooklyn completely turned things around in mid-November though, considering the Nets enter Tuesday’s contest coasting along a solid 9-3 run – with their only losses across that span coming in tough matchups against the Warriors, Suns, and Bulls.

On the other hand, Dallas jumped out to a solid start to the new season, as the Mavericks kicked things off with wins in seven-of-ten games to open the year – with their only losses coming in tough matchups against the Hawks, Nuggets, and Heat.

Dallas has looked awful since starting 7-3 though, considering the Mavericks enter Tuesday’s event following losses seven of the last nine games – which includes head-scratching losses to the Grizzlies, Pelicans, and Cavaliers.

I’ll lay the points with Brooklyn here, as the Mavericks have now scored 105 PTS or less in six of their last nine games (103.8 PPG) – which typically isn’t enough to compete against offensive powerhouses like the Nets on most nights.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Odds

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Southwest
  • Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Venue: American Airlines Center
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • TV-Time: TNT - 7:30 p.m. ET

Brooklyn Nets Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 16-7
  • ATS: 9-14
  • O/U: 10-13

After sputtering out of the gate to a 2-3 start the season, Brooklyn quickly found its rhythm during the back-half of November, as the Nets now enter Tuesday’s event riding a sturdy 9-3 SU run.

Brooklyn may rank just 12th in the league in overall scoring at 109.5 PPG, but don’t be fooled by that relatively pedestrian number, the Nets are still one of the league’s most efficient bunches offensively – currently ranked 5th in effective field-goal percentage and 4th in true shooting (53.6% EFG, 114% TS).

Dallas Mavericks Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 11-11
  • ATS: 9-13
  • O/U: 8-13-1

After finishing 5th in the West with a record of 42-30 last year, Dallas stormed out to a solid start to this season, as the Mavericks opened with wins in seven of their first ten games – which included solid victories over the Celtics, Nuggets, and Spurs.

Dallas has struggled across its latest stretch though, considering the Mavericks enter Tuesday’s contest riding an incredibly underwhelming 2-7 SU run – with their only victories across that window coming in road matchups the Pelicans and Clippers.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Head-to-Head

The Mavericks swept a two-game regular-season season set against the Nets last year, with the first of those matchups staying under the total at a score of 115-98 – while the second went over at a score of 113-109.

Key Players to Watch

  • BKN: Kevin Durant - SF (28.6 PPG, 7.7 REB, 5.5 AST)
  • BKN: James Harden - SG (20.6 PPG, 7.9 REB, 9.5 AST)
  • DAL: Luka Doncic - PG (25.4 PPG, 8.1 REB, 8.5 AST)
  • DAL: Tim Hardaway Jr. - SG (14.7 PTS, 3.8 REB, 2.3 AST)

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Conclusion

After losing back-to-back games to the Pelicans and Grizzlies, the Mavericks enter Tuesday night’s contest as narrow home underdogs against the visiting Nets – marking the first time Dallas has been an underdog at home since hosting the Heat on November 2nd.

I’ll lay the points with Brooklyn here, as the Mavericks have averaged just 103.8 PPG across their latest nine-game stretch – which typically isn’t enough firepower against a Nets squad that has scored 110+ PTS in five of their last seven (113 PPG).

Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends

  • The Nets are 1-6 ATS across their last seven games.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the last 12 Nets' games.
  • The Mavericks are 3-12 ATS across their last 15 home games.
  • The Mavericks are 2-7 SU across their last nine games.


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