Mavericks vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 12/18/23

Denver Nuggets (17-10) vs Dallas Mavericks (16-9)

Game Info: Monday, December 18, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -7.5 -- Over/Under: 237 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Mavericks look for a statement win after winning 5 of their last 6 games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Grizzlies, Lakers, and Trail Blazers last week and lost to the Timberwolves. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 119.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 32.7 points and 9.1 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 23 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Luka Doncic is the only player to have recorded a 40+ point triple-double this season.
  • Derrick Jones Jr. ranks T18th in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (0.8) this season.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets beat the Hawks, Bulls, and Nets last week, but most recently lost to the Thunder. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.7 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27 points and 12.4 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 18 points and 3.2 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Jackson is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is the only player to have recorded a 30-point, 20-rebound game this season.
  • Michael Porter Jr. ranks 7th amongst qualified Forwards for three-pointers made Per Game (2.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (72.5%).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.7).
  • The Mavericks rank 1st in the league for three-point field goals made per game this season (15.9).
  • The Mavericks rank 1st in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (42.6).

Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets play their best ball at home, they're the healthier team, and they have a history of blowing the doors off in spots like this. The Dallas Mavericks are still banged up, mainly with Kyrie still out, but they still have Luka Doncic on the court and his dominance gives the Mavs a fighting chance every night. It's hard to turn down a bunch of points with Luka out there. The Nuggets are 11-16 ATS on the season, while the Mavs are 14-11 ATS. Thick line. I'll take a shot with the Mavs.

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks +7.5

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