Last Updated Mar 16, 2022, 7:23 PM

Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Wednesday night with a riveting non-conference clash between the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets. Coverage begins from Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Score Prediction

Mavericks 109, Nets 103

Best Bets

Mavericks -1 (-110) at DraftKings

Mavericks vs. Nets Predictions

After finishing fifth in the West with a record of 42-30 SU last year, the Mavericks stumbled out to a surprisingly poor start to this season, as the Mavericks opened with a lackluster 16-18 SU and 13-21 ATS skid – with five of those SU losses coming matchups they were favored in.

Dallas has successfully ridden the coattail of its defense since that opening skid though, considering the Mavericks boast sturdy records of 26-8 SU and 23-11 ATS across their last 34 games – while surrendering just 102.2 DPPG to their opponents during that timeframe.

On the other hand, Brooklyn barreled out to a triumphant start to the season, as the Nets kicked things off with an impressive 26-14 SU run – with 15 of those victories coming by eight points or more.

The Nets have been incredibly inconsistent since Kevin Durant’s latest leave of absence though, considering Brooklyn enters Wednesday riding a frustrating 6-17 SU skid – while scoring just 110.2 OPPG and allowing 116.5 DPPG across that window. 

I’ll back Dallas here, as the Nets are 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS in their last five home games, while tallying just 104.6 OPPG and allowing 119.8 DPPG across that span – setting the stage for another unfavorable home matchup against a Mavs’ squad that’s surrendered 107 PTS or less in six of their last eight contests (104.1 DPPG). 

Mavericks vs. Nets Betting Odds

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Mavericks vs. Nets Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Southwest vs. Atlantic
  • Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • Venue: Barclays Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Dallas Mavericks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 42-26
  • ATS: 38-29-1
  • O/U: 23-44-1

After another disappointing first-round exit in last year’s playoffs, Dallas briefly kept that same ball rolling with another slow start to this season, as the Mavericks opened with a lackluster 16-18 and 13-21 ATS stretch – with ten of those losses coming by seven points or more.

Dallas has recently found success by leaning on its defense though, considering the Mavericks enter Wednesday riding a sturdy 26-8 SU run – while scoring just 101.9 OPPG and allowing 102.2 DPPG across that stretch.

Brooklyn Nets Betting Analysis

  • SU: 35-33
  • ATS: 27-39-2
  • O/U: 34-33-1

After falling to Milwaukee in a thrilling seven-game conference semi-final set, the Nets bounced back with an excellent start to this season, as Brooklyn cruised into January boasting a 26-14 SU record – yet still ranked near the bottom of the barrel ATS at that point with a record of 17-22-1 ATS.

Brooklyn completely fell apart during KD’s latest absence though, considering Nets enter Wednesday riding a frustrating 6-17 SU skid, which includes a 3-8 SU tally in matchups with Kyrie – and a 3-9 SU mark in matchups without him.

The Nets are 2-4 ATS in their last six matchups against Dallas. (AP)

Mavericks vs. Nets Head-to-Head

The Mavericks swept a two-game regular-season set against Brooklyn last year, with both matchups staying under the total at an average of 217.5 PPG. The most recent matchup between these teams took place back in December of this season though, which resulted in a low-scoring victory for Brooklyn (102-99, U 221).

Key Players to Watch

  • DAL: Luka Doncic - PG (28 PPG, 9.3 REB, 8.6 AST)
  • DAL: Jalen Brunson - PG (16 PPG, 3.7 REB, 5.2 AST)
  • BKN: Kevin Durant - SF (29.6 PPG, 7.3 REB, 5.9 AST)
  • BKN: Seth Curry - SG (15.2 PPG, 3.3 REB, 3.9 AST)

Mavericks vs. Nets Betting Conclusion

After posting back-to-back road wins in Boston and Houston, the Mavericks hit the road again for Wednesday’s contest as short favorites over the Nets at Barclays Center – marking the seventh time Brooklyn has been an underdogs across their last ten games.

I’ll back Dallas here, as the Mavericks are 9-2 SU and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games, while tallying 108.1 OPPG and surrendering just 105.8 DPPG during that timeframe – likely serving as a considerably difficult task for a Nets squad that’s allowed 117+ PTS in three of their last five home games (119.8 DPPG).

Mavericks vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Nets are 2-4 ATS in their last four matchups against Dallas.
  • The Mavericks are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five matchups between Brooklyn and Dallas.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the last eight Mavericks' games.
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