We’re back after two days off and are looking to attack another big slate of NBA action. We finished off last week with a winner on Friday, which capped off a perfect week where we hit on all five of our spread picks from Monday to Friday. We’re now looking to make it six on the spin as we turn our attention to the seven game slate on Monday, where we’re confident we’ve found some great value. As always, good luck to everyone following our tips!
NBA Monday March 4th
Dallas Mavericks @ Brooklyn Nets (7:30pm ET)
Our best bet from the seven games on Monday comes from the cross-conference match-up that sees the Dallas Mavericks travel to the East to take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center at 7:30pm (Eastern Time). This important game will be the first game of the slate on Monday, and is the second meeting between these teams this season.
Last time they played
The Mavericks and the Nets last faced each other on November 21, 2018. That game went down to the wire in a high scoring affair, which ended in favour of the Mavericks by six points (119-113) in from of their home fans at the American Airlines Center. Interestingly, former Mavericks former Harrison Barnes led all scorers with 28 points that day, while Allen Crabbe had his best game for the Nets for the season with 27.
The Mavericks season is done and dusted and has been for some time now. Since deciding to trade away Dennis Smith Jr, DeAndre Jordan, and Harrison Barnes, they’ve fallen in a whole that is too big to get out of. Their latest game came agains the Grizzlies at home and ended in an embarrassing 30 point loss (111-81), with Luka Doncic the only valuable contributor. It was also their sixth loss in their last seven games, which takes their season record to 27-35.
The Brooklyn Nets also find themselves in a precarious position thanks to three straight losses. Their most recent defeat came in Miami against an inspired Heat outfit who put the Nets to the sword by a whopping 29 points (117-88). That loss was a disappointing one in more ways than one, as it has them sitting under .500 for the first time since January 15. However, due to the top heavy Eastern Conference, the Nets still find themselves in seventh spot in the standings and two games clear of ninth.
Although the form of the Nets is anything but impressive, they get a great chance to turn it around here against a Mavericks unit that has nothing to play for. Now with both eyes on the future, the Mavericks have shut up shop and are committed to getting their younger guys extended minutes for the remainder of the season. On the other hand, the Nets are well and truly in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference and will be desperate to get back on the winners list. We see them winning and covering the spread quite comfortably.