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The Denver Nuggets will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they take on the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. The Nuggets are coming off a 120-112 win over Phoenix as 2.5-point favorites. The Mavericks are coming off a 133-108 loss to Houston as seven-point favorites.
Denver s 6-4 in its last 10 games against Dallas.
Nuggets Going For Third Consecutive Road Win
The Nuggets have bounced back from their poor start to the season and have played well over the last two weeks, especially on the road where they have won five of seven games. They won the first two games of their current road trip and will try to make it three wins in a row when they play the Mavericks.
Denver is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 116.8 points per game. They finished with 120 points in their last game, making 41.2 percent of their field goals and 41.7 percent of their three-pointers.
Nikola Jokic led the way for Denver with 29 points, 22 rebounds, and six assists. Jamal Murray finished with 26 points, six rebounds, and five assists, while JaMychal Green added 16 points and five rebounds for the Nuggets.
Denver hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 112.6 points per game. They gave up 112 points in their last game and will need a better effort if they want to get the win.
Mavericks Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
The Mavericks had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Rockets in their last game, giving them their fourth loss in their last six games. They will try to bounce back from the loss and put an end to their two-game home losing streak when they play on Monday.
Dallas hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 109.4 points per game. They finished with 108 points in their last game, making 44.6 percent of their field goals and 20 percent of their three-pointers.
Luka Doncic led the way for Dallas with 26 points, five rebounds, and eight assists. Boban Marjanovic finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 points and two rebounds for the Mavericks.
Dallas has played better defensively, giving up 109.4 points per game. They gave up 133 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to win this game.
- 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Mavericks have been inconsistent this season and haven’t played well offensively, despite the fact that they have Porzingis back. They are facing a Nuggets team that has picked up the intensity on the defensive end and will struggle offensively once again. The Nuggets have one of the best offenses in the league and do a great job finding the open shooter, which is why they are one of the top assist teams in the league. They are averaging over 120 points per game in their last three road games and will run the Mavericks off their own court. Go with the Nuggets here.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Mavericks are averaging 109.4 points per game, but they haven’t been as good at home, averaging 102.6 points per game. Despite their struggles, they will go over their average against the Nuggets, who are giving up 112.6 points per game. The Nuggets are averaging 116.8 points per game, and are averaging 122 points per game in their last three road games. Even though the Mavericks are giving up 109.4 points per game, expect the Nuggets to score enough points to push the score over the total.