Bet the NBA on TNT: Mims previews and picks Nets vs Mavericks with a bonus pick for Lakers vs Clippers
Nets vs Mavericks at 7:35 pm EDT.
The Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks meet tonight in a prime time TNT telecast. The game will start at 7:30 pm.
Last Matchup: The Mavs defeated the Nets on Feb. 21 by the score of 115-98.
Injuries: Kristaps Porzingis and Maxi Kieber have been ruled out for tonight’s game. James Harden is still out with a hamstring injury. Harden has missed the 17 of the last 18 games.
The Trends: Nets have won 5 of their last 10 games and have a three-game losing streak. Mavs are 7-3 over their last 10 games. Nets are 5-5 in their last 10 games against the spread. Mavs are 5-5 in the last 10 games ATS. 5 of the last 7 games have gone over in the head-to-head match ups.
The Numbers: Nets are favored by 4 and the total is 234. The money line for the game is Nets -167 and the Mavs +140.
The Prop Bets: Kyrie Irving over 25 points. Irving is averaging 20 shots over his last 9 played. One third of those attempts are coming from 3-point distance. The price is -118. Take him over. Luka Doncic over 8.5 assists. Doncic is averaging 10 assists in his last 8 games. The price is -127. He goes over.
The Money: 70% of the wagers are on the Nets. The money on the total is 67% on the game going over.
The Pick: The Nets just played a tough Milwaukee team and averaged 116 in both games. The trend continues against the Mavs. If you can find a Nets total of over 116 to 120, take it. The Mavs gave up 113 to the Heat in their last game. Jimmy Butler did not play in that game. Nets win the game and cover the number. My lean is toward the game going over.
Bonus Selection: Lakers play the Clippers in the 2nd game on TNT. The Lakers are +8 and the total is 211. This game goes under.
Enjoy the game. Follow me Twitter on and we can share halftime thoughts.