2019-20 NBA – Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks taking place? Friday 3rd January, 2020 – 01:30 (UK)

Where is Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks taking place? American Airlines Center

What channel is Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks on? Fox Sports Southwest Dallas, YES Network

Where can I stream Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, Fox Sports GO

Where can I get tickets for Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Brooklyn Nets 127 – 88 Dallas Mavericks

THE TEAM NEWS

BROOKLYN NETS

  • The Nets are coming off a 122-115 overtime loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves and that defeat pushed their losing run to three games. Owners of a 1-4 mark in their last five contests, Brooklyn remain in the playoff zone since they are seventh in the Eastern Conference standings with a 16-16 record.
  • Brooklyn will be without Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert and Kevin Durant in this game, so three of their top offensive threats will be sidelined. David Nwaba and Nicolas Claxton are out as well.
  • As it has been the case during most of the season, the Nets will rely on Spencer Dinwiddie once again. The talented point guard is enjoying a career year with Brooklyn, and he is currently averaging 23.0 points, 6.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 31.0 minutes per contest.

DALLAS MAVERICKS

  • The Mavericks are coming off a 106-101 loss to Oklahoma City Thunder and that defeat means they are now riding a two-game losing streak. The Mavs have dropped three of their last five contests, but they still sit in fifth place of the Western Conference standings thanks to a 21-12 record.
  • Dallas could be without two of their top three offensive options ahead of this contest, as both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis are questionable, but likely to play, due to injuries. Guard Ryan Broekhoff has already been ruled out.
  • Keep an eye on Luka Doncic every time the Mavs step on the hardwood. The Slovenian star missed four games this past month, but he hasn’t skipped a beat and remains one of the top players in The Association. The former Real Madrid star is averaging 27.3 points, 9.3 assists and 9.0 rebounds in his four games since returning from an ankle sprain.

THE PREDICTION

Both the Mavericks and the Nets enter this game riding losing streaks, but health could be a major factor in this game. While Dallas have Luka Doncic available and Kristaps Porzingis likely to feature, the Nets will be without both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant for this contest. Dallas have also been the better side throughout the course of the season, and their 9-7 home record looks quite good compared to Brooklyn’s 7-10 mark on the road. The Mavericks should secure the win here.

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