We have an NBA Western Conference matchup to consider for Thursday night when the Dallas Mavericks meets the Denver Nuggets for the first time this season. Dallas is 3-4 this season and enters this game coming off of a 113-100 road win over the Houston Rockets. Denver is also 3-4 this season and defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minnesota by a score of 123-116.
Dallas Upsets Houston
Dallas plays at the twenty-six fastest pace in the NBA thus far this season and scores an average of 107.7 points while allowing 105.1 points per game this season. They defeated the Rockets by a score of 113-100 and covered a +4 point spread and is 3-4 ATS overall and 2-3 ATS as the road team this season.
The Mavericks upset the Rockets in Houston on Monday night by 13 points. Mavericks leading scorer Luka Doncic led the way with 33 points, 16 caroms, and 11 assists for his first triple-double of the season. Tim Hardaway Jr came off the bench to score 30 points and Willie Cauley-Stein and Josh Richardson each chipped in with 15 points to lead Dallas.
Nuggets Two Game Winning Streak
Denver enters this contest playing the twenty-fourth fastest pace in the NBA this season and scores an average of 117 points while allowing an average of 116 points per game. The Nuggets defeated Minnesota on Tuesday night by a score of 123-116 and failed to cover a 10.5 point spread as road favorites. The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS overall and 1-4 ATS as the home team this season.
The Nuggets were down by three at the halftime intermission but gritted it out and ended up defeating the Timberwolves in Denver by a score of 123-116. Nikola Jokic scored 35 points with 15 caroms and six assists to lead the Nuggets. Will Barton chipped in with 20 points and seven boards while Jamal Murray added 13 points to pace the winning side.