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Nuggets Host Mavs: NBA Betting

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks will be on the road in Denver on Wednesday for an NBA betting matchup against the Nuggets.

Denver got past Dallas 115-93 as a road underdog when those teams last met in December, and the Mavericks are just 4-6 SU and 4-5-1 ATS in the 10 most recent contests between the Western clubs.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Nuggets) and the No. 6 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-100 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 9 in the league with 42.9 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 9 with 6.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.3 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 91-88 loser as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dallas suffered a 91-88 loss against Cleveland on Saturday, getting 24 points from Dirk Nowitzki in a losing effort at Quicken Loans Arena.

Denver was a 99-90 loser in its last match at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 189 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Denver got 14 points from Danilo Gallinari but lost anyway 99-90 against the Rockets on Monday at Pepsi Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mavericks at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Dallas's last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
Dallas is 5-15-1 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Denver
Denver is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Minnesota, Friday, February 10
Denver home to Golden State, Thursday, February 9

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