Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 10 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a record of 27-40. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.8 as they average 107.9 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 44-22. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 112.3 points per contest and give up 107.3, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 38-28-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 29-36-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 35-30-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-36-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/12/19 F Trey Lyles Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Luka Doncic averages 20.9 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jamal Murray averages 18.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Nikola Jokic averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 15th in the league with 112.3 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.8. The Nuggets are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Nuggets surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Mavericks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Dallas is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Denver is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 12th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +10
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