Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Dec 07, 2021

The Dallas Mavericks will try to put the brakes on a four-game home losing streak when they entertain the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.

Brooklyn
29-19
AT
December 07, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center
Dallas
28-21
Pointspread -2 -115
Moneyline -139
Over / Under o +221

82%

Betting Action

18%

Pointspread +2 -105
Moneyline +117
Over / Under u +221

82%

Betting Action

18%

The injury-plagued Mavericks are coming off a 97-90 loss to the visiting Memphis Grizzlies that marks their seventh straight up defeat in nine outings. The Nets open a four-game road trip in Dallas after falling 111-107 to the Chicago Bulls, but have posted outright wins in four straight road dates.

Brooklyn is a 2-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 221.0.

Nets vs. Mavericks NBA Betting Odds

With the overwhelming support of 92 per cent of sports bettors, the Nets vaulted to 4-point favourites since opening at -3, before dropping to -2. The OVER has garnered 78 per cent of the action in totals betting, fuelling the total’s steady rise to 221, after opening at 215.5.

Tuesday night’s matchup at American Airlines Center marks the first of two regular season meetings between these two clubs. The Mavericks have claimed straight up and against the spread wins in three straight head-to-head clashes, capped by a 113-109 win as 3-point home underdogs on May 6. The UNDER enjoys a steady 3-1 run when these teams meet. However, the Mavericks offence has racked up an average of 118.3 points while posting three straight home wins over Brooklyn.

Despite sitting deadlocked with the Bulls atop the Eastern Conference standings, Brooklyn has covered just once in nine overall contests, and is a middling 5-5 against the spread on the road this season. The Mavericks have also covered just twice in seven outings, and are 3-8 against the spread on home court.

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets are looking to rebound after squandering an 11-point third-quarter lead in Saturday’s loss to the Bulls. The club has now lost two of their last four contests, and blown big leads after recess in two of their past three. Things have gone much better on the road, where they have gone 5-2 in their past seven overall, and managed to win and cover in six of eight while favoured by five or fewer points. Kevin Durant and James Harden once again powered the attack in Saturday’s loss to Chicago. Harden racked up 14 assists for the third time in five outings while recording at least a double-double for the seventh time in eight outings. Durant led the way with 28 points, and continues to lead the NBA with 28.6 points per game.

Dallas Mavericks

Now mired in their worst slump since losing nine of 11 in January, the Mavericks’ current slide coincides with the absence of injured stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Doncic has missed four of the past nine games due to knee and ankle injuries, while Porzingis has been sidelined for two games with a knee injury. Not surprisingly, the Mavs attack has sputtered without the duo. Dallas has averaged just 90.5 points per game in consecutive losses to New Orleans and the Grizzlies, and scored fewer than 99 points on five occasions during a 2-7 run. While Porzingis is looking increasingly likely to return on Tuesday, Doncic’s status remains in question. Tim Hardaway Jr. picked up the slack with a team-high 29 points in Saturday’s loss, but a knee injury also threatens to sideline him on Tuesday night.

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