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Nuggets face Mavericks: NBA odds preview

Denver NuggetsDallas Mavericks
Feb 15, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

17-12TEAM RECORD18-11

The Dallas Mavericks host Denver on Wednesday, looking to build on their 18-11 mark against the 17-12 Nuggets in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks are 18-11 so far on the season, and 17-12 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 17-12 and 17-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 12-17 and the Nuggets go 15-14 on the totals.

View Denver vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Mavericks in this one, they're listed as 6.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 198 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 5-rated Mavericks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-101 win for the Nuggets on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 16-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 26 at 99.9 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 102.3 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

In their last action, Denver was a 109-92 winner at home against the Suns. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Nuggets grabbed a 109-92 win over the Suns on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from Arron Afflalo at Pepsi Center.

The Mavericks were a 96-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas got 22 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 96-92 victory over Los Angeles on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Nuggets at Mavericks trends to consider:
Denver is 8-1-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 10 games on the road
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
Denver is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Dallas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas's last 14 games at home
Dallas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver at Memphis, Friday, February 17
Dallas at Philadelphia, Friday, February 17