Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Monday’s clash on NBA TV. The Nuggets put their 5-game win streak on the line as they travel to Dallas to take on Luka Doncic and the Mavericks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Led by MVP Nikola Jokic the Nuggets destroyed the Portland Trail Blazers 124-95 last night for their 5th straight victory. It was an impressive showing all-around from the Nuggets, in particular though they continue their stellar play on the defensive end where they’ve now held each of their last 5 opponents to under 100 points. Jokic finished with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists in just 28 minutes of play. He got a lot of help from the bench play as 4 players scored 10 or more points, it was just too much to handle for the Blazers. The Nuggets are now rolling, they’ve covered the spread 4 times in their last 5 games.
The Mavericks are also on a solid run lately, they’ve won 4 of their last five games and come into this one as favorites due to their 5-1 home record this season. They have an MVP candidate on their team as well, Luka Doncic is leading the team in all three main categories this season – scoring, rebounding and assists per game. Luka’s averages read 25.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game and the Mavs are 8-4 after 12 games. If it wasn’t for Curry and Durant having historic seasons, Luka would be right there in the conversation. The Mavs aren’t beloved among bettors though, they’ve covered the spread just 4 times in their last 14 games.
It’s hard to look past the Nuggets right now, they are the NBA’s best defense by far and are holding everyone that comes their way under 100 points. As much as I like Dallas their wins mostly come against teams with records under the .500 mark. As soon as someone good comes along they lose (Chicago). Let’s back Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets to get one away from home. Nuggets to cover.
Dallas Mavericks – Denver Nuggets Odds
Dallas Mavericks – Denver Nuggets Predictions
Nuggets +4.0 Point Spread available at -110 odds on bet365
The last 5 Nuggets opponents scores read 95, 96, 98, 96 and 94 points. They are playing defense at a historic level right now and teams average just 98 points per against them. That will be put to the test by one of the most offensively gifted players and teams tonight, so I’m interested to see how the Nuggets respond. Luka and the Mavs average 108.3 points per game at home this season and they are 1-4-1 on the O/U in home games so far. For the Nuggets the under has landed 10 times in 13 games which isn’t really surprising considering how suffocating their defense really is. In away games the under has landed all but once in 5 games so far and in the last 10 meetings between these two sides the under has cashed 6 times. In terms of pace these are the 14th and 17th slowest offenses in the NBA this season. I am really liking the under in this one, so let’s give that a try here.
Under 209 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365