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(15-29) Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets (22-21)
Date: Tuesday January 16th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets -220
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 210
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The Dallas Mavericks make a trip to the mile high city, and take the court against the Denver Nuggets. The Mavericks are arguably the worst team in the Western conference this season. Dallas is 6-14 on the road this season.
The Denver Nuggets are currently one game over .500 this year, and looking to improve on their 15-5 home record. The Nuggets home court play has been among the best in the NBA this year.
The last time the Mavericks and Nuggets took the court against each other was December 4th. Dallas got the win at home, 122-105. The Mavericks led the game from start to finish.
The Dallas Mavericks are not familiar with being a losing team in the NBA. Dallas is currently 15-29 this season, and looks like they have no chance at making the playoffs this year. The Mavericks leading scorer this year is Harrison Barnes. Barnes is averaging 18.7 points per game this year.
The Mavericks should consider tanking this year.
They have some solid pieces in place, to tempt a superstar in free agency and draft a top three player in the draft. In the case of the Mavericks, they will probably fight til the end of the season and finish the year 15 games under .500.
Dallas is 2-3 over their last five games. The Mavericks recently took a loss to the Lakers in Dallas, 107-101. Dallas shot 37.8 percent from the floor and a horrible 25.6 percent from three point land.
Dallas made 11 of 43 three point attempts, which led to the home loss.
The last time the Mavericks took the court against the Nuggets, Dallas shot 57 percent from the Floor and 46 percent from three. If Dallas is going to win this one, they must shoot the ball well.
The Mavericks are an underrated defensive team this season. The Mavericks are allowing 104.5 points per game. Ranking the Nuggets 9th in the league this season.
The Denver Nuggets are one game over .500 this season. So far, the team has played better than expected. The Nuggets are a team that has no true superstar, but have a win by committee mentality. Denver has six players averaging double digits this season.
Gary Harris leads the team in scoring with 16.9 points per game this year.
Denver is 1-4 over their last five games, and most recently took a beat down on the road, 112-80. Denver looked terrible against the top tier Spurs. San Antonio held the Nuggets 34.9 percent from the floor and 25 percent from three point land in the loss.
Denver was doomed from the tip off. The Nuggets were outscored 32-16 after the first quarter.
Look for the Nuggets to get back on track at home against the Mavericks. The Nuggets are 15-5 at home this year. The high altitude plays to the Nuggets advantage.
Expect the Nuggets to benefit from the thin air at home. Dallas should struggle in this matchup.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-0 in DAL last 8 Tue. games.
- DAL are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- DEN are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
As mentioned earlier, Dallas is terrible on the road this season. They have yet to play in Denver this season. Dallas last played the Nuggets on the road last year, taking a big loss 110-87.
The Nuggets are looking to get back in the win column, expect the team to take advantage of playing at home against the Mavericks. Denver is allowing 105.6 points per game this season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Denver -5.5
The Nuggets won’t allow the Mavericks to get a win at the Pepsi Center. Take Denver at home to cover for the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nuggets 115 – Mavericks 106
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