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(16-33) Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets (25-23)
Date: Saturday January 27th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets -320
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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The Dallas Mavericks find themselves in unfamiliar territory this season. The Mavericks are currently 17 games under .500 this year, and are in full tank mode.
The Denver Nuggets on the other hand, are two games over .500 in the Western conference this year. Denver is riding a 18-6 home record this season. Altitude is always a factor in Denver.
The last time the Mavericks and Nuggets took the floor against each other, was January 16th.
The Nuggets got the win, 105-102. The time before that was December 4th, with the Mavericks winning, 122-105.
The Dallas Mavericks look to be a work in progress this season. The team does not have a true number one scoring option, and are tanking for a solid draft pick.
The Mavericks don’t have any all stars this year, so the upcoming break could be time for the team to get rest.
The Mavericks are 1-4 over their last five games, and have lost two in a row. Dallas dropped their most recent game, 107-93 to Portland on the road. The Mavericks played terrible shooting 39 percent from the floor, and 33 percent from three point land in the loss.
Dallas is led by Harrison Barnes who is averaging 18.4 points per game this season. Rookie sensation Dennis Smith Jr. is also playing well for Dallas. He is averaging 14.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this year.
If Dallas can get a star free agent and a lottery pick in the draft, they could be a playoff team next year.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Mavericks are allowing 104.2 points per game this season. Good enough for 10th in the NBA this year. If the Mavericks and continue to build on the way they play defensively, the sky is the limit for next season.
This year is basically over for Dallas.
If the Mavericks can get a big game from Smith Jr and Harrison Barnes, this game could be interesting in Denver.
The Denver Nuggets seem to quietly be in the NBA playoff picture again this season. Last year, Denver was in the hunt for the 8th and final playoff spot. Russell Westbrook changed all that with a walk off three to end the Nuggets season.
This year, the season looks similar to last year. Denver is hanging on for dear life in the West playoff race.
The Nuggets have won two games in a row, and most recently beat the Knicks, 130 -118. The Nuggets shot 60 percent from the floor and 50 percent from three point land in the 12 point win.
The Nuggets had seven players score in double figures, and were led by, Garyy Harris Jr, He finished with 23 points. Trey Lyles also played well for Denver. He added 21 points.
Aside from the Nuggets recent win, the Nuggets are allowing 105.8 points per game this season. Good enough to rank Denver 15th in points allowed this year.
Expect this matchup to be close. Denver won their last home meeting with the Mavericks, 105-102 at Pepsi Center.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 15-5-1 in DAL last 21 Sat. games.
- DAL are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Sat. games.
- Under is 7-1 in DEN last 8 overall.
- Under is 7-1 in DEN last 8 games as a favorite.
- Under is 13-6 in DEN last 19 vs. NBA Southwest.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
The Mavericks shot 48.7 percent from the floor and 29.6 percent from three point land in the last loss at Denver. Look for the Mavericks to have play better, and shoot better from three in this one.
The Nuggets will a tough task at beating the Mavericks consecutive times at home. Denver is 18-6 at home this year. Look for a total group effort from Denver against the Mavericks.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks+7.5
The Mavericks aren’t good this year, but have played Denver well. Take the Mavericks and the points on the road. Denver should win, but won’t cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nuggets 109 – Mavericks 104
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