NBA odds preview - Mavericks vs. Nets
Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
The Mavericks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Nets in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Friday in NBA action.
Brooklyn battles the Mavericks, currently with a 25-32 mark (33-24 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 25-33 for the Nets and 34-22-1 for the Mavericks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Nets and the No. 18-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-97 win for the Nets on Friday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 14 in the league with 42.6 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 7.8 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 13 with 7.2 per contest.
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 90-84 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dallas got 16 points from Shawn Marion but lost anyway 90-84 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday at FedExForum.
The Nets were a 101-97 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Brooklyn got 33 points from Deron Williams en route to a 101-97 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday at New Orleans Arena.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Mavericks at Nets trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
Dallas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
Dallas is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Brooklyn is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Brooklyn is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Brooklyn is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Dallas
Brooklyn is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Dallas at Houston, Sunday, March 3
Brooklyn at Chicago, Saturday, March 2