Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks - 1/3/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks - 1/3/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks (18-18) vs Denver Nuggets (18-16)

Game Info: Monday, January 3, 2022 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 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 after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.7 points and 13.9 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 105.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 25.6 points and 8.5 assists, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.6 points and 8 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

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The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 22-10 ATS in their last 32 Monday games. The Mavericks are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall. The under is 11-4 in Mavericks last 15 overall.

The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back, but they got their best player back in Doncic and that makes them a lot more attractive betting wise. The Denver Nuggets have run hot and cold all year, and they're hard to trust on the road, where they lose by an average of 1.5 points and struggle to get stops defensively. The Mavs have won five of the last eight meetings against the Nuggets. With Doncic back in the mix and at home, I have to lay the bucket with the Mavericks. 

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Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -2.5

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