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(7-20) Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets (11-16)
Date: Monday December 19
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 203
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The Mavs are coming off a win, which snapped their 2-game losing streak, but they are still tied with the Nets and the 76ers for the fewest wins in the league.
The Nuggets have won 3 of their last 4 games, including their last 2, where they offense has been lighting it up. In their 3 wins in their last 4 games they scored an average of 126.6 ppg.
In their last games the Mavs beat the Sacramento Kings 99-79 and the Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 127-114.
The Mavs rank dead last in the league in points per game, but a solid 5th in opponents points per game.
In their last game facing the Kings the Mavs did not have a great shooting nigh, but they played solid D and held the Kings to only 79 points on a 39.5% FG average.
In the game the Mavs forced 16 turnovers and the Kings only shot 25.8% from behind the 3-point arc.
The Mavs had balance in the win over the Kings with 4 of 5 starters scoring in double figures and Devin Harris and Seth Curry coming off the bench to combined for 27 points.
The leading scorer for Dallas this season is Harrison Barnes and while he did have 15 points and 9 boards in the win over the Kings he was only 5/15 from the floor.
The Mavs have been beset by injuries this season and J.J. Barea and Dirk Nowitzki may be coming back soon, but they are out for this game and on the season they have only combined to play in 14 games.
The Mavs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games facing the Nuggets.
Dallas’ last win was at home, but on the road this season they are only 1-12.
The Nuggets rank 7th in the league in points per game, but only 26th in opponents’ points per game.
In their last game the Nuggets scored big in a 127-114 win over the New York Knicks. In the game Denver shot a scorching 55.6% from the floor and they held New York to 43.8% shooting.
Every starter for the Nuggets scored in double figures and the lead scorer for the game was Kenneth Faried even though he is only averaging 9.7 ppg this season. Emmanuel Mudiay also had a big game with 22 points, 7 boards, and 5 assists.
The Nuggets have 6 players that are averaging at least 11 ppg led by Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, who are each averaging over 16 ppg.
This is the 2nd match up between these teams this season, as they recently met in Dallas where the Mavs beat the Nuggets 112-92.
The Nuggets are 5-7 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DAL is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- DAL is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- DAL is 19-9 ATS in their last 28 vs. NBA Northwest.
- DEN is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- DEN is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- DEN is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
Denver has been lighting it up lately and while Dallas has a good defense the Nuggets will still have a good offensive game, win, and cover the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Denver -8.5
Back Denver Monday night ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Nuggets 110 – Mavericks 100
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