Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 10/27/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-Dallas
The Brooklyn Nets (45-37 last year) are on their way to American Airlines Center on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Dallas Mavericks (38-44 last season).
The Nets took the court against the Cavaliers and went home with a loss by a final score of 114-113 in their last contest. Brooklyn ended with a 50.0% FG percentage (42 of 84) and knocked down 9 out of their 27 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Nets buried 20 of 26 shots for a percentage of 76.9%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they compiled 50 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 30 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning the defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 46.8% from the floor on 44 of 94 shooting. Cleveland doled out 25 assists and had 10 steals for the game. On top of that, Cleveland pulled down 38 boards (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Cleveland shot 90.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of their 10 attempts. They buried 17 of their 43 attempts from long range. In relation to personal fouls, the Nets ended up with 16 while the Cavaliers totaled 23 personal fouls.
Cam Thomas is a player who played a role in the game. He walked away with 36 points on 13 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 25 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. Thomas finished the contest at 61.9% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists.
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Brooklyn heads into this matchup after finishing with a mark of 45-37 last season. They averaged 113.4 points per contest (20th in the NBA) while going 48.7% from the field. The Nets shot 37.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (1,048 of 2,771) and 80.0% from the charity stripe. As a squad, Brooklyn pulled in 40.5 rebounds per game and totaled 2,093 assists last season, which ranked 13th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 13.7 times per game and as a unit committed 21.1 fouls per contest.
When they were on defense, the Nets were able to force their opponents into 13.7 turnovers every game and they drew 18.5 fouls. They gave up 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they were 10th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.5). The Nets defense allowed a field goal percentage of 46.3% (3,360 of 7,257) and they surrendered 45.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They were ranked 4th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,916 relinquished last season.
The last time they took the court, the Mavericks got the victory with a final of 126-119 when they faced the Spurs. In regard to attacking the glass, Dallas permitted San Antonio to grab 45 in total (9 offensive). They finished 31.4% from distance by shooting 11 out of 35 and finished the contest at 16 of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Mavericks permitted the Spurs to make 46 out of 89 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.7% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Mavericks finished shooting 47 out of 99 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.5%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Dallas made 15 of their 47 tries (31.9%). They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 73.9%. The Spurs committed 23 personal fouls for this contest which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Mavericks were able to snag 35 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 for the game.
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks for the game. Doncic tallied 33 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 10 dimes in the matchup. He made 13 out of 25 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.0%, and added 13 rebounds.
Dallas had a mark of 38-44 last year. When it comes to offense, the Mavericks hit 47.5% from the field, which ranked them 15th in the league. Dallas accounted for 9,366 points last year (114.2 per contest) and they pulled down 38.8 boards per game. They earned an assist 22.9 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they lost possession via turnover 12.2 times per game. The Mavericks were responsible for committing 20.7 fouls per contest and they shot 75.5% from the charity stripe.
The Dallas defense gave up 35.2% on 3-point shots (913 of 2,596) and opponents knocked down 78.1% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.9 dimes and 44.7 rebounds every game, which ranks them 9th and 23rd in the league. The Mavericks were ranked 16th in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.1. They forced 13.1 TO's per game and let teams shoot 48.5% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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