After going 2-2 at home, the Brooklyn Nets will hit the road for a four-game road trip, starting with the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. The Nets are 16-7 and in first in the Eastern Conference, while the Mavericks are 11-11 and in sixth in the Western Conference.
Brooklyn will look to rebound from a 111-107 loss to Chicago on Saturday night. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 28 points (12-of-26) and 10 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge was the team’s next leading scorer with 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the floor.
Dallas also lost on Saturday, falling to Memphis, 97-90. Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench to lead the Mavericks with 29 points after shooting 5-of-9 from the 3-point line.
Kristaps Porzingis missed Dallas’ past two games with a left knee contusion but is listed as probable against the Nets. Luka Doncic sat out on Saturday with left ankle soreness, a lingering issue that’s sidelined him for four games. Both Doncic and Hardaway Jr. (right knee contusion) are listed as questionable.
James Johnson will be available for Brooklyn after sitting out on Saturday with left shoulder soreness.
The Nets have won three of their last five games and the Mavericks are 1-4 in their last five contests.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks betting odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBET, Brooklyn is the 2.5-point favorite against Dallas. The Nets are -140 on the moneyline and the Mavericks are +120. The over/under for the game is set at 217.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Mavericks prediction
After a disappointing loss against the Bulls, the Nets should be able to take their frustrations out on a struggling Dallas team. Brooklyn will be without Joe Harris, but the Mavericks have been hit with a few untimely injuries. If Doncic and/or Hardaway Jr. don’t play, the Nets will have absolutely no excuse not to run away with this one.
We’re taking Brooklyn -2.5 and under 217.5 points.
Brooklyn 111, Dallas 93.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Mavericks TV channel
The Nets-Mavericks game will be nationally broadcast on TNT with the tip-off slated for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Brooklyn Nets schedule and upcoming games
Brooklyn will play three more games on the road before returning to Barclays Center.
Dec. 8 at Houston
Dec. 10 at Atlanta
Dec. 12 at Detroit
Dec. 14 vs. Toronto