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Nuggets vs Mavericks Betting Preview

Dallas MavericksDenver Nuggets
9-4November 23, 2013, 09:00 | Pepsi Center5-6

The Nuggets hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Mavericks pay a visit to Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.

The Mavericks will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 7-5-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Nuggets are 6-5 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Dallas is 8-5 on the totals; Denver is 7-4.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Nuggets in this one found them as -1-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 214.5 at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Nuggets) and the No. 14 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-96 result in favor of the Mavericks is predicted by handicapping models.

The Mavericks were a 103-93 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah was scorched by Monta Ellis for 26 points as the Mavericks defated the Jazz 103-93 in NBA action on Friday.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 97-87 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver earned a 97-87 victory over Chicago on Thursday, getting 17 points from Jordan Hamilton at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 3-rated squad against Dallas's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 15 in the league with 7.73 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 9.54 per outing.

Next up:
Dallas home to Denver, Monday, November 25th