Mavericks vs. Nuggets Prediction
The Denver Nuggets are unbeaten through three games this season. Can they win a fourth straight tonight when they host the 2-1 Dallas Mavericks?
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Pepsi Center at 9:05PMET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nuggets are set as a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 213.5 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 64 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Dallas. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Mavs edged by Blazers
Dallas suffered a 121-119 loss Sunday night at home versus Portland to drop to 2-1 on the season. The Mavericks gave up the go-ahead basket with 26 seconds to go in the fourth quarter. Kristaps Porzingis led Dallas with 32 points on 11-of-23 shooting including 3-of-10 from 3-point range plus 7-of-10 at the free throw line. He also notched nine rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. Luka Doncic accounted for 29 points, 12 boards, nine assists and three steals. Maxi Kleber had 14 points, six caroms and three dimes. Seth Curry tallied 12 points, three steals and two assists off the bench. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 11 points in 22 minutes as a reserve.
Nuggets strong in third quarter
Denver outscored host Sacramento 30-17 in the third quarter Monday night after trailing by six at halftime en route to a 101-94 victory. Jamal Murray paced the Nuggets with 18 points on 6 6-of-14 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point range plus 7-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for four rebounds and three assists. Gary Harris tallied 17 points, four boards and two dimes. Will Barton notched 13 points, nine boards and three assists. Mason Plumlee added 10 points, seven caroms and three assists off the bench.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six road games. Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last five games versus the Western Conference.
The Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in its last six games on zero days of rest. Denver is 9-21 ATS in its last 30 games versus the Southwest Division.
Dallas has strong chemistry going with the duo of Doncic and Porzingis and will benefit from a day of rest here while the Nuggets are playing on a back-to-back. I like the Mavs' confidence level right now and Denver hasn't exactly been blowing teams out of the water even with rest. Taking the points with the Mavs.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS +5.5