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Mavericks host Nuggets in basketball action

Denver NuggetsDallas Mavericks
April 12, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

54-24TEAM RECORD38-40

The visiting Nuggets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at American Airlines Center against the Mavericks.

The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 48-30 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mavericks are 45-33 ATS. Denver is 42-36 against the total, while Dallas is 45-31-2 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Nuggets listed as 2-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 205 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 18 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nuggets are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 107-101.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 16-rated squad against Denver's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 13 in the league with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 104.2 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 96-86 winner as they battled the Spurs at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Wilson Chandler went off for 29 points and added 8 rebounds leading Denver over San Antonio, 96-86, on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

Dallas was a 102-91 loser in its last match at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 193 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Dallas got 22 points from Shawn Marion but lost anyway 102-91 against the Suns on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nuggets at Mavericks trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Denver's last 10 games
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Denver is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Dallas's last 25 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 12 games
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Denver home to Portland, Sunday, April 14
Dallas at New Orleans, Sunday, April 14