Nuggets vs. Mavericks Prediction
Will the Dallas Mavericks cover the point spread tonight as a small home favorite when they host the Denver Nuggets at 8:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Dallas. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mavericks are 3-point home favorites to cover the point spread versus the Nuggets, who opened as 3-point underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 209 but was bet down to 208.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Denver. The Nuggets are receiving 59% of the betting tickets for tonight's game.
Injury Report: Nikola Jokic is out with an ankle injury and Paul Millsap will miss another game for the Nuggets with a wrist injury. Wilson Chandler, meanwhile, is questionable with a back injury.
For Dallas, Nerlens Noel is questionable to play tonight with a thumb injury but Dorian Finney-Smith is once again out with a knee injury.
Who We Like: Dallas. The Nuggets are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six trips to Dallas while the home team is 9-3-1 at the betting window in the last 13 meetings between these two teams. Denver has also failed to cover in five of its last six road games, is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games coming off a win, and is 0-7 at the betting window in its last seven games coming off a victory over more than 10 points.
On the other side, the Mavericks have covered the spread in four of their last five games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four conference games, and are 14-6 at the betting window in their last 20 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS -3