Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks NBA Tips 2/22/2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The Denver Nuggets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, February 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 39-18. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.9 as they average 112.0 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 26-31. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 108.7 points per contest and give up 108.7, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 30-27-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-28-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 35-22-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 25-31-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/21/19 G Gary Harris Groin is upgraded to probable Friday vs Dallas
02/21/19 F Trey Lyles Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Dallas
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
Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Jamal Murray averages 18.3 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Luka Doncic averages 20.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Tim Hardaway averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 27.6 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 21st in the league with 108.7 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Mavericks are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Mavericks surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks were 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game last season.
The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 14th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Denver is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Dallas is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Mavericks are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -5
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