The Mavericks have the perfect opponent to get their stretch run started on Wednesday.  Make the Mavericks minus the points your play vs. the New Jersey Nets.

The Mavericks play their first game since the All-Star break against a New Jersey Nets team that has lost eight straight in the Big D. Dallas would like to get the second half of their season jump-started in a big way and it appears they’ve got just the right opponent to make it happen.

The Mavs are 12-1 SU against the Nets in their last 13 meetings and have the numbers at home against Jersey. Dallas has won eight straight against New Jersey by an average of 15 ppg. Those numbers are part of a solid homecourt advantage for Dirk Nowitzki and Company. The Mavericks have won 10 of their last 12 games at home to improve to 17-8 on the year.

Dallas is just 8-17 ATS at home this season but a meeting with New Jersey should improve both their record against the number and straight up.

Free Pick: Mavericks -7 (-110)