Nuggets vs. Mavericks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 15 (Can Denver Keep its Home Dominance Going?)
Nuggets vs. Mavericks Game Info
- Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Venue: Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado
- Coverage: ALT and BSSW
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets. The Mavericks rank sixth in the Western Conference with a 31-28 record, while the Nuggets check in first with a 40-18 record. This should be an exciting one.
Dallas enters as a victor in five of its last eight games, but couldn't keep up in a 124-121 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. Meanwhile, Denver has now won six of its last eight games following a 112-108 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday. Which team will keep momentum going?
Nuggets vs. Mavericks Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: DEN: (-186) | DAL: (+156)
- Spread: DEN: -4.5 (-110) | DAL: +4.5 (-110)
- Total: 233 -- Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)
The Nuggets enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 233 points, which is about average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.
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Nuggets vs. Mavericks Betting Trends
- The Nuggets compiled a 36-44-2 ATS record last year.
- As 6.5-point underdogs or greater, the Mavericks went 6-0 against the spread last season.
- Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 47 times in Nuggets games.
- There were 31 Mavericks games (out of 82) that went over the total last year.
Nuggets vs. Mavericks Prediction & Pick
All eyes remain on Dallas to see if the partnership between Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving is going to work out. The Mavericks' offense has looked substantially better so far as it has averaged 120.3 points per game since Kyrie's arrival. That success is going to be put to the test on Wednesday.
Denver has posted a stellar 26-4 record at Ball Arena this season behind an offense that shoots 52.5% in home games (No. 1 in NBA). Keep in mind the Nuggets only rank 14th in defensive efficiency, though, so the efforts of the defense will determine whether they can salvage a season split or not.
This one is a true toss-up, but I'll back a healthy Nuggets squad to barely pull out a win at home.
Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 121 | Mavericks: 118
Nuggets vs. Mavericks Best Bet
Not only does this game have nail-biter written all over it, but it also screams shootout. Both of these offenses are shooting over 50.0% across the last three games and rank among the top 15 teams in made three-pointers per game on the year. Expect a ton of long-range sinks and quick possessions.
The total has hit the over in five of Dallas' last six games overall as well as in four of its last five away games. The over has also cashed in seven of Denver's last nine games overall and in each of its last four home games. This game is full of stars, so trust pros like Doncic and Nikola Jokic to ball out.
Bet: Over 233 Points (-112)
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