Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets - 1/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Brooklyn Nets at Dallas Mavericks
Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:30 PM (American Airlines Center)
DAL -7.5, O/U 220.5
The Brooklyn Nets head to Dallas, TX on Thursday for a game against the Mavericks after losing their last game by the score of 122-115 in overtime against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets in points in the game against the Timberwolves, scoring 36 while shooting 12 of 31 from the field and 9 of 13 from the free throw line. Dinwiddie also led the Nets in assists as he recorded 8 while playing 40 minutes on the night. Taurean Prince was the Nets leading rebounder in the game as he recorded 14 boards including 2 offensively.
With the loss against Minnesota, the Brooklyn Nets are now 16-16 on the season, which places them in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. On the year Spencer Dinwiddie leads the Nets in points per game with 23 and in assist per game with 6.3. Center Jarrett Allen leads the Nets in rebounds per game with 10.2. The Nets enter Thursday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Caris LeVert and Nicolas Claxton are listed as out.
The Dallas Mavericks welcome the Brooklyn Nets to town on Thursday after losing their last game to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the score of 106-101. Luka Doncic led the Mavs in points in the game as he scored a total of 35 while shooting 12 of 29 from the field and 8 of 12 from the free throw line. Doncic also led Dallas in assists in the game with 7 while playing a total of 40 minutes. Maxi Kleber led the Mavericks in rebounds on the night with 14, with 6 coming offensively.
With the loss against the Thunder, the Mavericks are now 21-12 on the season and are in 2nd place in the Southwest Division. Luka Doncic has been a force for the Mavericks all season and currently leads Dallas in points per game with 29, assists per game with 8.9 and rebounds per game with 9.5. The Dallas Mavericks enter Thursday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis are listed as day to day while Ryan Broekhoff is listed as out.
The Brooklyn Nets have scored 110.6 points per game this season while allowing an average of 111.4 points per game. The Dallas Mavericks have scored 116.3 points per game on the year while allowing 108.8 points per game. In their last 5 games, the Nets are 1-4 and have lost 3 games in a row while the Mavericks are 2-3 and have lost 2 games in a row. The total has gone under in 4 of Dallas’ last 5 games. The Mavericks have been the better of these two teams this season by far, so it’s easy to go with them in this one. The Nets have won 2 of the last 3 meetings with the Mavericks, but I see this trend turning around in this game as the Mavs are much more talented than they have been in the past. Dallas wins 110-98 and covers the spread.