Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 12/6/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Denver Nuggets will go up against the Dallas Mavericks at Ball Arena on Tuesday.
The Mavericks took the court against the Knicks and went home with a win by a final score of 121-100 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Mavericks finished with 20 while the Knicks recorded 17 personal fouls. They also converted 10 out of their 31 shots from downtown. New York finished the game at 71.4% from the free throw line by converting 20 of 28 attempts. Furthermore, New York snagged 45 rebounds (7 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 5 blocks. New York doled out 18 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. When talking about defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 45.5% from the floor on 35 of 77 shooting. They also distributed 27 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they collected 50 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Mavericks converted 11 of 14 shots for a rate of 78.6%. Dallas finished the game with a 43.0% field goal percentage (43 out of 100) and knocked down 24 of 61 three-point shots.
Luka Doncic is a player who was a major factor in this game. He totaled 30 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He played 29 mins played and collected 8 boards. Doncic finished the game shooting 52.4% from the field and earned 7 dimes.
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Dallas steps onto the hardwood with a record of 11-11 for the season. They currently have an average of 110.6 points per game (21st in the NBA) while connecting on 46.8% from the field. The Mavericks are connecting on 35.1% on shots from distance (314 of 894) and 71.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Dallas is pulling down 38.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 476 dimes on the campaign, which is 30th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.8 fouls every game.
On defense, the Mavericks are able to force 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 23.0 personal fouls. They give up 36.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 4th in the league in points per game allowed (108.3). The Mavericks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 48.0% (871 of 1,816) and they concede 43.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists with 511 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Nuggets took a loss by a score of 121-106 when they faced the Pelicans. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Denver allowed New Orleans to collect 36 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 42.3% from distance by shooting 11 of 26 and finished the contest at 28 out of 36 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Nuggets allowed the Pelicans to knock down 41 of 81 attempts from the floor which had them at 50.6% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Nuggets shot 41 for 81 from the floor which had them at 50.6%. In relation to shooting from distance, Denver knocked down 8 of 31 tries (25.8%). They were able to make 16 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. The Pelicans committed 22 personal fouls for the contest which got the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They also gave up possession 19 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Nuggets snagged 34 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 43 for this game.
Nikola Jokic ended up being a major contributor for the Nuggets for this game. He made 13 out of 19 for the contest for a field goal rate of 68.4%, and had 16 rebounds. Jokic accumulated 32 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 9 assists in the game.
Denver has a win-loss record of 14-9 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Nuggets are hitting on 50.0% from the floor, which is ranked 1st in the NBA. Denver has earned 2,639 points so far this season (114.7 per game) and they collect 43.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 27.9 times per game (3rd in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.3 times per game. The Nuggets are committing 19.4 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.5% from the charity stripe.
The Denver defense allows 35.8% on shots from distance (281 of 784) and opponents are knocking down 74.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 25.8 dimes and 40.2 rebounds every game, which ranks 20th and 2nd in basketball. The Nuggets are ranked 16th in the league in points allowed per game with 113.6. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.9% from the field (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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