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Mavericks vs. Nets - 2/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets (23-33) at Dallas Mavericks (39-21)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Mavericks -9 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Southwest, YES

The Dallas Mavericks and the Brooklyn Nets face off on Saturday at American Airlines Center in NBA action.

The Dallas Mavericks are 39-21 this season and they are in fifth place in the Western Conference standings. The Mavs are averaging 105.4 points and they are shooting 46.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 100.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Monta Ellis leads Dallas averaging 19.5 points per game. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.6 points and 6.1 rebounds, Tyson Chandler is averaging 10.6 points and 11.7 rebounds, and Amar’e Stoudemire is averaging 10 points. The Mavericks are 20-9 at home and 6-4 in their last 10 games.

Mavericks vs. Nets - 2/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Brooklyn Nets are 23-33 this season and they are coming off of back-to-back losses. The Nets are averaging 96.1 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 99.4 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Joe Johnson leads Brooklyn averaging 15.7 points per game. Brook Lopez s averaging 15.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, Deron Williams is averaging 12.9 points and 6.3 assists, and Jarrett Jack is averaging 12.5 points and 5.0 assists. The Nets are 13-18 on the road and 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Dallas is 4-0 against the spread against the NBA Atlantic, 3-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 5-1-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Brooklyn is 6-1 against the spread following a loss, 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. The road team has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.

The mavs are favored by nine here but that looks too steep for me so I will take the points with the Nets. 

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Brooklyn Nets +9

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