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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks
October 27, 2023
The Brooklyn Nets (0-1) will travel to Texas and take on the Dallas Mavericks (1-0) on Friday, October 27 for a competitive NBA showdown. The Mavs are currently favored at -235 to win.
Date: October 27, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Coverage: NBA League Pass
Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview
The Nets are coming off their season opener at home, which resulted in a 114-113 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cavs shooting guard Donovan Mitchell hit a game-winning three to seal the Nets’ fate.
Despite the loss, the Nets had some positives to look forward to. Cam Thomas came off the bench and played 25 minutes, but led the team in scoring with 36 points. Mikal Bridges also added 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists.
The experiment with Ben Simmons is also up in the air for how well this works for the Nets. At point guard, he had four points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists against the Cavs. At 6’10”, many believe he should be utilized elsewhere on the floor.
If they can generate better defense and slow the pace down in their favor, they have a chance to win here. Simmons will also need to add in more points, despite being active everywhere else.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview
The Mavericks handed the San Antonio Spurs a 126-119 defeat to open the season on the road. With the arrival of Victor Wembanyama, the Mavs still powered through despite whoever the Spurs had on the floor. This was a great test to see how they would do from their offseason work.
The Mavs look ready to entertain fans this season. With the combination of Kyrie Irving and Luca Doncic, this is a tough duo to beat. In the Spurs win, Irving had 22 points on a bad shooting night, but Doncic shined with 33 points.
They also had good production from their bench, with three guys having 10 or more points. The only drawback to their matchup with the Spurs is that they allowed 43 points alone in the first quarter to start the game.
The Mavs like to play fast with Irving and Doncic and to create offense early. This could bode well in their favor against a Nets team trying to find their rhythm.
Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
MyBookie’s odds reveal that the Dallas Mavericks are moderate favorites of -6 to win their first game at home. Market analysis is indicating that they have a 56.9 percent chance to be victorious.
The Nets will likely have some issues defending against Doncic and Irving, as well as their pace might be too fast for Simmons at the point. Look for the Mavs to win by a solid margin.
Spooky Express Pick: Dallas Mavericks -6
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