Brooklyn Nets (16-7) vs. Dallas Mavericks (11-11)
December 7, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Dallas Mavericks 2.5; Over/Under: -
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The Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center. The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games.
The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 109.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.6 points and 5.5 assists, while James Harden is averaging 20.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 104.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 25.4 points and 8.5 assists, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.7 points and 8 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 48-23-1 ATS in their last 72 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Nets last 5 road games. The under is 9-3-1 in Mavericks last 13 home games. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are playing the better basketball right now, and they’ve had no trouble on the road, where they win by an average of 6.7 points. The Dallas Mavericks can’t put together solid performances, they continue to stink on defense, and they lose by an average of 11.9 points in the underdog role. Throw in the fact the Mavs top three players are banged up, it’s hard not to lay the bucket with the Nets here.