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Mavericks host Nuggets in basketball action

Denver NuggetsDallas Mavericks
Dec 28, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD12-17

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Denver when they hit take on the Mavericks on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

This season the Mavericks are 12-17 overall and 14-15 ATS against the number, while the Nuggets are 16-14 and 18-12 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Dallas is 18-11 on the OU, and Denver is 17-13.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Mavericks in this one found them as 1-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 210.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mavericks at No. 21 and the Nuggets at No. 6 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-98 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 99.2 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 26 at 101.2 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.4 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 126-114 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 240 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Lakers were burned for 27 points by Corey Brewer on Wednesday as the Nuggets picked up a 126-114 win at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 111-105 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Darren Collison was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 5 rebounds but Oklahoma City still won, 111-105, over Dallas on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nuggets at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver's last 12 games on the road
Denver is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Dallas's last 25 games when playing at home against Denver
Dallas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver at Memphis, Saturday, December 29
Dallas home to San Antonio, Sunday, December 30