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Denver NuggetsDallas Mavericks
31-37March 21, 2014, 08:30 | American Airlines Center41-28

Dallas will look to improve on its 41-28 record on Friday when they host Denver in NBA odds action at American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks bring a 41-28 record (37-31-1 ATS) to the battle against the 31-37 Nuggets, who are 30-37-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 37-32 so far and the Nuggets go 34-34. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Mavericks) and the No. 28 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-95 result in favor of the Mavericks is predicted by handicapping models.

Denver was a 118-109 winner in its last match at home against the Pistons. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 227 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nuggets got a 27-point performance from Aaron Brooks, who added 17 assists as Denver ran past Detroit 118-109 on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

In their last action, Dallas was a 123-122 loser at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (245) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Mavericks wasted a 27-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki as Minnesota ran past them 123-122 on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 104.39 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 28 at 105.59 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.27% so far, more than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.71% per game.

A few Nuggets at Mavericks trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 10 games
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Dallas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games at home
Dallas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver home to Washington, Sunday, March 23rd
Dallas home to Brooklyn, Sunday, March 23rd