Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on TNT. With the regular season series tied at 1-1, it’ll be the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks clashing for the 3rd time this season as they lock horns at Ball Arena. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It was a weird game for the Nuggets in their last outing vs the Pelicans. They were up big in the first quarter, but in the end they just ran out of steam and lost by 15 on the road in New Orleans. Nikola Jokic put in another mesmerizing performance with 32 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists, other than Aaron Gordon who had 19, nobody else stepped up.
The Nuggets bench scored only 18 points total in that game, so despite the team shooting over 50% as a whole, they still ended up losing big. The three-point shot has also gone cold, that’ll be something they’ll need to address ahead of tonight’s game. The match-ups vs Dallas have been tight lately, Denver has only 4 wins in the last 10 meetings and is getting outscored by 5.1 points during that stretch.
The one thing the Nuggets can count on here is the poor road form which has plagued the Mavericks this season. This team is only 2-8 SU in 10 road games this season, and in their last 7 they’ve covered the spread just once. They are coming off an impressive home win over Phoenix last night though, as they beat them 130-111, behind 33 points by Luka Doncic who played just 29 minutes.
The Mavs knocked down 20 threes on 41 attempts, if they can keep that up tonight they’ll have no issues coming out of Denver with a victory. They’ve been covering the spread on a consistent basis in head-to-head meetings, doing so 12 times in the last 18 games. Against Western Conference teams the Mavs are 6-2 SU in the last 8 played, so there’s a ton of optimism going into tonight’s game.
I really like the Mavs in this spot, even with their poor run on the road this season. They’ve won their last 2 games, including their last road game at MSG by 21 points. Denver has been very inconsistent, let’s take the road team plus the extra points here.
Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions & Odds
The previous meeting between these two teams was a tough battle for both sides, with a final score of 98-97. That was a unique game though as Denver was without several key players, including Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. I expect both teams to go over 100 points here, but the projected total is still set a bit too high for my liking. Over the last 10 meetings we’ve seen an average of just 211.9 points per game, while the 3 most recent meetings have seen just 214.3 points per game.
When playing at Ball Arena, the Nuggets are 2-6 on the O/U this season, plus they’ve also gone under in 7 of 9 games vs Southwest Division teams. Dallas has also gone under in 12 of 18 games played in the month of December, which could be a sign of things to come tonight. Let’s back the under in this one.