Mavericks vs. Nets Prediction ATS 3/16/22

by | Mar 16, 2022 | nba

Dallas Mavericks (42-26 SU, 39-28-1 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (36-33 SU, 27-40-2 ATS)

When: Wednesday March 16 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: Barclays Center, Brookyln, New York

TV: BSSW-DAL

Point Spread: DAL -2/BRO +2 (Opened DAL -1.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 to receive a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 220.5 (Opened at 220.5)

Money Line: Dallas Mavericks -127/Brooklyn Nets 105

Power Rating: DAL -2

Probable Starting Lineups

Dallas Mavericks PG Luka Doncic, SG Spencer Dinwiddie, SF Jalen Brunson, PF Dorian Finney-Smith, C Dwight Powell

Brooklyn Nets PG Goran Dragic, SG Seth Curry Q, SF Bruce Brown, PF Kevin Durant, C Andre Drummond

Key Injuries

Dallas Mavericks
Reggie Bullock: Personal (OUT)
Theo Pinson: Finger (OUT)
Marquese Chriss: Knee (OUT)
Tim Hardaway Jr.: Foot (OUT)

Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving: Personal (OUT)
David Duke Jr.: Ankle (QUESTIONABLE)
Seth Curry: Ankle (QUESTIONABLE)
Cam Thomas: Back (QUESTIONABLE)
LaMarcus Aldridge: Hip (OUT)
Joe Harris: Ankle (OUT)
Ben Simmons: Back (OUT)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Dallas Mavericks in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the Barclays Center.

Recent Form

The Dallas Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 42-26, placing them 4th in the Western Conference. So far, Dallas is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 19-14. Over their last five games, the Mavericks have played well, picking up 4 wins. In this stretch, Dallas’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 102.0 points per game. Combined, the Mavericks’ last five opponents are giving up 110.0 points per contest. The Mavericks have been picking up wins, while holding opponents to an average of 103.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 103.5. In the Dallas Mavericks’ most recent game, Dallas took down Boston by a score of 95-92

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 36-33, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Brooklyn has struggled in their 32 home contests, sitting at 14-18. The Nets have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Brooklyn is averaging 128.0 points per game, 16.0 points more than their season average of 111.9. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Nets have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 112.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 111.7. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, Brooklyn took down Orlando by a score of 150-108.

Individual Player Analysis

As Dallas travels to take on the Brooklyn Nets, the Mavericks’ leading scorer is Luka Doncic. Through 50 games, Doncic is averaging 28 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 34.0% of his games. So far, the Nets are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 48.0% of their games, placing them 17th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Kevin Durant leads the Nets in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 41 games. Throughout the season, Durant has outscored his season average in 44.0% of his outings. Given that Dallas’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Kevin Durant should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Mavericks have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 50.91% of their games, giving them a rank of 20th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Nets come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 109 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Brooklyn is winning at a rate of 60%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 10.0 points. On the other side, the Mavericks hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 26 games as the better defensive team, picking up 15 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets have met up for 1 game. Brooklyn took game one by a score of 102-99.

How the Public is Betting the Mavericks vs Nets

67% are betting the Nets against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 220.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Mavericks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Mavericks are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
  • Nets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.
  • Nets are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Dallas Mavericks travel to take on a Brooklyn Nets squad who just took down the Orlando Magic propelled by 60 points from Kyrie Irving. However, given that this game will be played in Brooklyn, the team will be without Irving’s services. Look for Dallas and their ability to slow down the tempo of a game, to pull off the win and cover the spread vs Brooklyn. Despite playing on the road, the Mavericks will benefit from being the more rested unit. Bet your Mavs/Nets pick and ALL your NBA bets for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook!