Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks - 1/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (8-8) vs Denver Nuggets (9-7)
Game Info: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks meet Monday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.8 points and 12 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.5 points and 4.4 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 109.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 26.7 points and 9.5 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.3 points and 8.7 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 39-18-3 in Nuggets last 60 overall. The under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 home games. The Nuggets are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Dallas and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are starting to heat up with the victories, but they still see a lot of their contests come down to the wire and the defensive effort hasn't improved much. The Dallas Mavericks are due for a breakout performance after subpar results, and they've won three of the last four games against the Nuggets, which includes an overtime win a couple of weeks ago. Even with their recent struggles, I still have a hard time turning down free points with the Mavericks, one of the more talented teams in the league.