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Nets battle vs Mavericks highlights NBA odds

Dallas MavericksBrooklyn Nets
25-19January 24, 2014, 07:30 | Barclays Center18-22

Dallas travels to Brooklyn on Friday, hoping to boost its 25-19 mark with a victory over the Nets.

The Mavericks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 23-20-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nets are 20-20 ATS. Dallas is 22-22 against the total, while Brooklyn is 20-19-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Nets as -1.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 200 earlier at GTbets.eu.

This game pits the Nets, currently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-91 victory for the Mavericks.

The Mavericks were a 93-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Monta Ellis scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Mavericks to victory (they lost 93-85 to Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday).

Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 101-90 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Nets covered in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brooklyn earned a 101-90 victory over Orlando on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Andray Blatche at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 97.32 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.25 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 44.92% so far, less than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 47.08% per game.

A few Mavericks at Nets trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas's last 15 games
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Brooklyn is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Brooklyn is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 10 games
Brooklyn is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to Detroit, Sunday, January 26th
Brooklyn at Boston, Sunday, January 26th