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NBA odds preview - Nuggets vs. Mavericks

Denver NuggetsDallas Mavericks
April 6, 9:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

47-30TEAM RECORD53-24

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

This season the Mavericks are 53-24 overall and 39-36-2 ATS against the number, while the Nuggets are 47-30 and 40-33-4 ATS. As for the totals, Dallas is 44-33 on the OU, and Denver is 35-41-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Mavericks and the No. 6-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-105 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 99.8 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 21 at 102.6 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.3% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 104.3 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 101-94 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Ty Lawson went off for 28 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Oklahoma City defeated Denver, 101-94 at Pepsi Center.

The Mavericks were a 104-96 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. The Mavericks got 20 points from Rodrigue Beaubois, but it was Portland that prevailed in a 104-96 final on Sunday at Rose Garden.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nuggets at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Denver is 17-3-1 ATS in its last 21 games
Dallas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Dallas's last 25 games when playing at home against Denver
Dallas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver at Oklahoma City, Friday, April 8
Dallas home to LA Clippers, Friday, April 8