Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 2/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+5.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (15-16) are headed to Barclays Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (22-12). Dallas opens this game as 5.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 235.
The Dallas Mavericks faced the Philadelphia 76ers and ended up losing by a score of 111-97 in their last contest. Dallas wrapped up the game with a 41.0% field goal percentage (32 of 78) and made 13 of their 34 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks converted 20 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 87.0%. In relation to grabbing boards, they compiled 50 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 2 steals. Regarding the defense, Dallas allowed 43.3% from the floor on 39 out of 90 shooting. Philadelphia totaled 26 dimes and had 11 steals for the contest. On top of that, Philadelphia totaled 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Philadelphia finished the game shooting 84.0% from the charity stripe by converting 21 of their 25 shots. They also buried 12 out of their 29 shots from beyond the arc.
Luka Doncic is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He accounted for 19 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 29:25 minutes played and collected 3 boards. Doncic ended up shooting 46.2% from the field and also distributed 4 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Mavericks was Josh Richardson. He collected 6 rebounds in 31:54 minutes played. He finished 45.5% from the floor in this matchup by hitting 5-of-11 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Richardson wasn't able to get an assist.
Dallas comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 15-16 for the campaign. They average 111.9 pts per game (17th in basketball) while going 46.3% from the floor. The Mavericks are shooting 35.3% from downtown (406 of 1,151) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is collecting 42.6 boards per contest and has racked up 699 assists this year, which has them ranked 27th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.6 fouls. They rank 8th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 729 conceded for the year. The Mavericks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (419 of 670) and they relinquish 45.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 37.0% on 3-point shots and they are 23rd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (113.5).
In their last game, the Brooklyn Nets went home victorious with a score of 129-92 against the Orlando Magic. The Nets collected 44 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 for the game. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 11 steals for the matchup. The Magic committed 10 fouls for the matchup which got the Nets to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to bury 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.6%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Brooklyn made 20 out of their 45 attempts (44.4%). In all, the Nets walked away from this one shooting 49 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.3%. The Nets allowed the Magic to knock down 35 of their 87 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 40.2% in this game. They finished the game shooting 25.0% from three-point range by hitting 9 out of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 15 from the free throw line (86.7%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Brooklyn allowed Orlando to snag 35 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Kyrie Irving ended up being a major contributor for the Nets for the game. He converted 11 out of 18 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 61.1%, and earned 5 rebounds. Irving racked up 27 points in his 30:28 mins of playing time and totaled 9 dimes for the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Brooklyn was James Harden. He came away with 7 assists in his 33:04 minutes on the court, and he knocked down 7 of 16 from the floor. Harden finished going 43.8% from the field as well as totaling 20 points and 9 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 22-12 so far this season. Brooklyn has 4,127 pts on the campaign (121.4 per contest) and they collect 43.7 boards per game. The Nets are responsible for committing 19.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.9% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Nets are hitting on 50.2% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in basketball. They are assisting teammates 27.0 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they turn it over 14.5 times per contest. The Nets are ranked 28th in the NBA in PPG given up with 116.3. They have allowed 24.8 assists and 42.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 15th and 8th in the NBA. The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.3% from downtown (429 of 1,183) and their opponents are connecting on 78.9% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 12.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (15th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+5.5)
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