Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 11/18/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
American Airlines Center is where the Dallas Mavericks will try to beat the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
The Nuggets played the Bulls and earned the victory with a final of 126-103 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Nuggets finished with 17 while the Bulls finished the game with 19 personal fouls. They also made 6 of 22 attempts from distance. Chicago finished the game shooting 81.0% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 21 tries. Moreover, Chicago grabbed 36 rebounds (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Chicago recorded 24 dimes and had 9 steals in this contest. Concerning defending, Denver let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 40 of 81 shooting. They also recorded 33 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned a total of 36 with 5 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets knocked down 17 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 81.0%. Denver ended the contest with a 60.0% FG percentage (48 out of 80) and made 13 out of their 27 shots from downtown.
Michael Porter Jr. is one player who came through for the matchup. Porter finished the game at 68.8% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. He played 24 mins and snagged 1 board. He ended up walking away with 31 points on 11 out of 16 shooting.
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Denver heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 9-4 so far this year. They are giving up possession 15.6 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Denver is grabbing 44.2 rebounds per contest and has totaled 376 assists for the season, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing. The Nuggets are connecting on 42.3% on 3-point shots (171 of 404) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 117.1 points per contest (5th in the league) while connecting on 50.4% from the field.
On defense, the Nuggets are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They surrender 35.6% on 3-point attempts while they are 20th in the NBA in points per game allowed (114.8). The Nuggets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.8% (560 of 1,147) and they surrender 41.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 15th in the NBA in allowing assists with 346 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 103-101 against the Clippers. The Mavericks earned 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in this contest. They coughed it up 12 times, while getting 12 steals for the contest. The Clippers committed 27 fouls for the game which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a clip of 66.7%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas buried 17 of 43 attempts (39.5%). When the game finished, the Mavericks finished shooting 35 out of 80 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.8%. The Mavericks allowed the Clippers to convert 34 of their 64 attempts from the floor which had them at 53.1% for this game. They finished 42.9% from distance by connecting on 12 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 26 from the free throw line (80.8%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Dallas allowed Los Angeles to pull down 40 in total (3 on the offensive side).
Luka Doncic pitched in for the Mavericks for this game. Doncic earned 35 points in his 40 minutes of playing time and accounted for 5 dimes in this matchup. He converted 11 of 22 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and tallied 11 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 8-5 for the campaign. The Mavericks commit 20.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 19.8 times per contest (30th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. Dallas has scored 1,429 pts this season (109.9 per contest) and they pull down 38.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Mavericks are connecting on 46.6% from the floor, which ranks them 18th in the league.
The Mavericks on defense are ranked 3rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 106.7. They are forcing their opponents into 15.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (23rd in the league). The Dallas defense gives up 35.6% on 3-point attempts (133 of 374) and their opponents are connecting on 80.1% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 22.5 dimes and 41.3 boards every game, which ranks them 6th and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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