In this all-Western showdown between two teams sitting in and out of the playoff places of the conference, the twelfth Dallas Mavericks (26-31), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the second Denver Nuggets (39-18), who on the other hand want to extend their current small winning streak.

Date/Time: 02-22-2019, 20:30 EDT

Spread: Dallas Mavericks +4.5

Total: +224

Dallas Mavericks have a 26-31 record (34-22-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 12th place of the West. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Heat with a 101-112 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Luka Doncic with 20.7 ppg, adding 7.2 boards and 5.6 dimes per game. He is followed by Tim Hardaway Jr. with 15.6 ppg and 3.2 boards per game.

Denver Nuggets have a 39-18 record (31-26 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Kings with a 120-118 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by by Nikola Jokic with 20.4 ppg, adding team highs both in dimes made with 7.7 and in boards grabbed with 10.6 per game. He is followed by Jamal Murray with 18.3 ppg, 4.2 boards and 5 dimes per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Nuggets won at home with a 126-118 score. Mavericks have a 20-9 home record, while the Nuggets are 14-14 on the road. Nuggets are better both offensively, scoring 112 ppg to Mavs’ 108.7 and defensively, allowing 107.1 ppg to Mavs’ 108.7 ppg. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47.2% to 44.8%) and in 3-pointers (35.4% to 34.6%). Nuggets are better in dimes made (27.6 to 22.6), in boards grabbed (46.3 to 45.6) and in turnovers committed (12.9 to 14.7). Nuggets are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -4.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.

Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction: Denver Nuggets -4.5 (-108)

 

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