Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 5/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-2.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (37-28) play the Brooklyn Nets (43-23) at American Airlines Center on Thursday. Brooklyn opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 227.
The Brooklyn Nets played the Milwaukee Bucks and took a loss by a final of 124-118 in their last game. Brooklyn ended the contest with a 48.8% FG percentage (41 of 84) and buried 20 out of their 43 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nets converted 16 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 61.5%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 39 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 21 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. Regarding defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 44.9% from the field on 44 of 98 shooting. Milwaukee distributed 23 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Milwaukee pulled down 55 boards (15 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Milwaukee ended up shooting 81.5% at the charity stripe by burying 22 of their 27 shots. They also knocked down 14 out of their 37 shots from distance.
Kyrie Irving is one guy who was a major factor in this game. He ended up with 38 points on 14 of 25 shooting. He played 39:18 mins played and pulled down 3 boards. Irving walked away from this one shooting 56.0% from the field and also dished out 5 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Nets was Kevin Durant. He pulled down 9 rebounds in 40:12 min played. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field in this game by hitting 11-of-22 (32 points). Overall, Durant collected 6 assists.
Brooklyn comes into this one with a mark of 43-23 on the year. The Nets are shooting 38.9% on three-point shots (937 of 2,407) and 80.7% from the free throw line. They average 118.7 points per contest (2nd in the league) while hitting 49.2% from the floor. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Brooklyn is collecting 44.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,758 dimes for the year, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 fouls. The Nets are allowing a FG percentage of 46.3% (842 of 1,257) and they surrender 42.9 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 14th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,603 conceded so far this season. They are giving up 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 22nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (114.5).
The last time they took the court, the Dallas Mavericks went home victorious with a score of 127-113 when they played the Miami Heat. The Mavericks were able to snag 32 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 44 for this game. They coughed it up 13 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Heat earned 17 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 13 of them for a rate of 72.2%. When discussing shots from distance, Dallas converted 22 out of 48 tries (45.8%). When the game finished, the Mavericks shot 46 out of 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.9%. The Mavericks permitted the Heat to convert 39 out of their 84 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 46.4% in this game. They finished the game shooting 43.9% from three-point range by going 18 of 41 and ended up going 17 out of 21 at the charity stripe (81.0%). In relation to attacking the glass, Dallas permitted Miami to grab 39 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Tim Hardaway was important for the Mavericks in this contest. He made 13 out of 24 for this contest for a rate of 54.2%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Hardaway had 36 points in his 33:15 mins of playing time and earned 1 assist in this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Dallas was Luka Doncic. He left the arena with 8 assists in 30:16 minutes played, and he shot 8 of 15 from the floor. Doncic ended up shooting 53.3% from the floor while collecting 23 points and 12 boards.
Dallas has a mark of 37-28 this year. Dallas has scored 7,285 points on the season (112.1 per game) and they pull down 43.4 boards per game. The Mavericks have committed 19.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 77.3% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Mavericks are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 22.5 times per game (26th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest. The Mavericks defensively are ranked 9th in basketball in points given up per game with 110.0. They allow 22.7 dimes and 44.0 rebounds per contest, which is 3rd and 16th in the league. The Dallas defense gives up 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (842 of 2,301) and opponents are making 76.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 12.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-2.5)
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