Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets - 3/23/14
Brooklyn Nets (36-31) at Dallas Mavericks (42-28)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -4 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Dallas Mavericks for the second and final time this season. The Nets won the first meeting back in January, 107-106.
The Nets head into this matchup as winners in six of their last seven games. During that stretch, the Nets are shooting 51.1 percent from the field and 46.3 percent from beyond the arc. On the season, the Nets average 97.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allow 98.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Point guard Deron Williams is shooting 47.6 percent from downtown in his last five games and the Nets have scored 100-plus points in five of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are 36-31 ATS overall and 15-17 ATS on the road.
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The Mavericks have also been a hot team, winning six of their last eight games. Point guard Monta Ellis is coming off back-to-back 20-point performances and is shooting 61.5 percent from three in his last five contests. On the season, the Mavericks average 104.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allow 102.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. The Mavs have scored 100-plus points in eight of their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are 39-31 ATS overall and 16-18 ATS at home.
The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 15-3 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mavericks are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams, while the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
With the way both teams have been playing at both ends of the floor, you have to take the points and try your luck. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting lights out from the field and have been money all season against the number when playing on one day’s rest.
I’ll take the Nets.