Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets - 2/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets - 2/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets (22-12) vs Dallas Mavericks (15-16)

Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Dallas Mavericks look for a statement win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.9 points and 9.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

The Brooklyn Nets look to build on their eight game winning streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 121.2 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29 points and 5.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

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The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Mavericks last 10 overall. The over is 22-6 in Nets last 28 overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Dallas Mavericks are playing better ball lately, but their defensive effort still struggles and they rely way too much on Luka to make things happen in key situations. The Brooklyn Nets are one of the hotter teams in the league, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 13 points while shooting 51.4 percent from the field. I need more points to consider the Mavericks in this spot. I'll gladly lay the cheap chalk with the Nets at home.

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Randy’s Pick Brooklyn Nets -2.5

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