Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 1/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, January 3, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Denver Nuggets (18-16) are traveling to American Airlines Center on Monday where they will try to beat the Dallas Mavericks (17-18).
The Nuggets took the court against the Rockets and earned the victory with a final of 124-111 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Nuggets ended up finishing with 23 and the Rockets totaled 17 personal fouls. They knocked down 16 of 42 tries from distance. Houston went 87.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 24 shots. Furthermore, Houston collected 23 rebounds (13 offensive, 10 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Houston dished out 36 assists and had 20 steals in this game. In regard to the defense, Denver let their opponent shoot 43.5% from the field on 37 out of 85 shooting. They also distributed 33 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In relation to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 46 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 22 of their 27 shots for a percentage of 81.5%. Denver finished with a 53.5% FG percentage (46 out of 86) and converted 10 of their 32 3-point attempts.
Facundo Campazzo is a player who was a major contributor in this game. He racked up 22 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes played and collected 4 rebounds. Campazzo shot 63.6% from the field and also totaled 12 dimes.
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Denver heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-16 this season. They are turning it over 13.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Denver is snagging 42.7 boards per game and is sitting with 879 assists this season, which ranks 10th in the league in terms of passing. The Nuggets are hitting 34.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (426 of 1,239) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 106.3 points per game (22nd in the NBA) while hitting 46.3% from the field.
On defense, the Nuggets are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists with 820 conceded for the season. The Nuggets are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.5% (1,359 of 2,924) and they relinquish 44.5 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 34.1% from 3-point land and they are 9th in the league in PPG from their opponents (106.1).
When they last played, the Mavericks got the victory with a final of 112-96 when they played the Kings. The Mavericks earned 37 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 47 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. The Kings earned 10 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Mavericks to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 86.4%. In reference to 3-point shots, Dallas knocked down 9 out of their 22 attempts (40.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Mavericks ended up going 42 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.9%. The Mavericks permitted the Kings to bury 38 of 91 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.8% in the game. They went 34.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 10 of 29 and ended up going 10 of 12 at the charity stripe (83.3%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Dallas allowed Sacramento to collect 25 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Kristaps Porzingis ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks in the game. Porzingis earned 24 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 6 dimes for this game. He converted 8 of 12 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 9 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 17-18 this year. As an offensive unit, the Mavericks are shooting 44.9% from the floor, which is ranked 21st in the NBA. Dallas has accounted for 3,691 points so far this season (105.5 per contest) and they average 43.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 23.6 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 12.2 times per game. The Mavericks are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls per contest and they go 76.3% from the free throw line.
The Mavericks on defense are ranked 4th in basketball in points allowed per game with 104.9. They are able to force 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (19th in basketball). The Dallas defense concedes 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (402 of 1,129) and their opponents are making 75.8% of their free throw shots. They have given up 24.1 assists and 44.4 rebounds every game, which is 15th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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