Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 11/20/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
American Airlines Center is where the Dallas Mavericks will try to defeat the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
The Nuggets played the Knicks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 106-103 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Nuggets ended up with 25 while the Knicks recorded 18 personal fouls. They also buried 8 of their 34 attempts from beyond the arc. New York finished the game at 77.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 24 of 31 attempts. Furthermore, New York pulled down 40 rebounds (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. New York totaled 24 assists and had 12 steals for the game. With regard to defense, Denver let their opponent shoot 44.0% from the field on 37 of 84 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 42 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets buried 17 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 85.0%. Denver ended the contest with a 43.9% FG percentage (36 out of 82) and buried 14 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc.
Jamal Murray is a player who was a major contributor in this matchup. Murray finished the game shooting 35.0% from the floor and dished out 6 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and also totaled 9 rebounds. He had 21 points on 7 out of 20 shooting.
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Denver heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 9-5 for the year. They average 116.1 points per outing (8th in the NBA) while connecting on 50.0% from the field. The Nuggets are connecting on 41.9% on shots from downtown (185 of 442) and 75.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Denver is pulling down 44.1 rebounds per game and has tallied 394 assists this year, which has them ranked 10th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.6 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.6 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Nuggets are able to force 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 fouls. They surrender 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 19th in basketball in points per game allowed (114.1). The Nuggets defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 48.5% (597 of 1,231) and they surrender 41.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 16th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 370 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Mavericks took a defeat with a final score of 101-92 when they played the Rockets. The Mavericks snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Rockets committed 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to make 18 of them for a percentage of 94.7%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Dallas made 12 of their 55 attempts (21.8%). When the game finished, the Mavericks shot 31 for 102 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 30.4%. The Mavericks allowed the Rockets to knock down 35 of 75 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.7% for the game. They shot 45.5% from downtown by hitting 10 out of 22 and ended up shooting 21 of 24 from the free throw line (87.5%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Dallas allowed Houston to grab 56 in total (9 offensive).
Christian Wood ended up having an impact for the Mavericks in this contest. He converted 9 of 22 for this game for a field goal rate of 40.9%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. Wood recorded 26 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in the game.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 8-6 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Mavericks are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which ranks them 24th in basketball. Dallas has accounted for 1,521 pts so far this year (108.6 per contest) and they pull in 38.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 19.9 times per contest (30th in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.7 times per contest. The Mavericks are committing 20.7 fouls per contest while shooting 74.7% from the free throw line.
The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in the league in points given up per game with 106.3. They are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (23rd in the league). The Dallas defense allows 36.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (143 of 396) and opponents are making 80.7% of their foul shots. They allow 22.4 assists and 42.4 rebounds per contest, which is 4th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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