Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 10/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Dallas Mavericks (2-1) are en route to Ball Arena on Friday where they will take on the Denver Nuggets (2-2).
The Mavericks faced the Rockets and notched a win by a score of 116-106 in their last game. Dallas walked away from the game with a 46.2% FG percentage (43 out of 93) and made 12 of their 43 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks made 18 of 25 attempts for a rate of 72.0%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 50 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and having 9 steals. When it comes to defending, Dallas allowed the other team to go 41.9% from the field on 36 out of 86 shooting. Houston doled out 49 dimes and had 24 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Houston had 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Houston shot 69.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 18 of 26 attempts. They also made 16 of 39 tries from distance.
Luka Doncic is one guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He was able to score 26 points on 10 of 25 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and snagged 14 rebounds. Doncic ended up going 40.0% from the field and totaled 7 assists.
Dallas comes into this game with a mark of 2-1 for the season. The Mavericks are shooting 30.5% on three-point shots (39 of 128) and 76.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 102.0 points per game (26th in the NBA) while going 40.4% from the field. They are turning it over 13.0 times per game and as a group are committing 21.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Dallas is pulling down 50.0 boards per game and has accounted for 65 assists for the year, which ranks 28th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.0 fouls. The Mavericks defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.4% (115 of 265) and they surrender 51.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 3rd in the league in giving up assists with 72 surrendered on the season. They relinquish 37.8% on 3-point shots while they are 11th in the league in PPG allowed (104.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Nuggets went home defeated by a final of 122-110 against the Jazz. The Nuggets were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 35 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 9 steals for this contest. The Jazz were called for 13 fouls for this contest which got the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 24 tries. They were able to make 16 of those for a rate of 66.7%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Denver made 10 out of 28 attempts (35.7%). Overall, the Nuggets shot 42 for 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.6%. The Nuggets allowed the Jazz to knock down 44 out of their 85 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.8% in this matchup. They finished 30.8% from three-point range by going 12 of 39 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 29 from the free throw line (75.9%). Concerning how they rebounded, Denver allowed Utah to snag 33 overall (8 offensive).
Nikola Jokic was important for the Nuggets in this matchup. He made 8 of 9 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 88.9%, and totaled 6 rebounds. Jokic tallied 24 points in his 15 minutes on the court and had 6 dimes in this game.
Denver has a win-loss record of 2-2 on the season. The Nuggets have committed 21.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 64.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.8 times per game (18th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 18.8 times per game. Denver has 409 pts for the season (102.3 per game) and they pull in 42.3 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Nuggets are shooting 48.8% from the floor, which ranks 1st in the NBA. The Nuggets defensively are ranked 9th in the league in points allowed per game with 103.8. They are forcing 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (23rd in the league). The Denver defense surrenders 31.2% on shots from beyond the arc (39 of 125) and their opposition makes 75.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 23.3 dimes and 43.5 boards per contest, which has them ranked 15th and 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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