Mavericks vs. Nuggets Prediction

Will Mavs visit Nuggets, will they cover in back-to-back games? 12/19/16

Following their 99-79 win over the Kings last night, will the Mavericks cover again when they visit the Nuggets tonight at 9:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are now 8.5-point home favorites versus the Mavericks after opening as a 9.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 203 and has been bet up to 204.5.

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MAVERICKS KEY TRENDS: The Mavericks are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. They've also covered in five of their last seven games versus Western Conference foes and are 7-3 at the betting window in their last 10 games against an opponent with a losing record.

NUGGETS KEY TRENDS: Denver is just 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games versus Western Conference foes, are 1-4 against the number in its last five games coming off a win and is 1-4 at the betting window in its last five games following an ATS win. The Nuggets are 14-35-2 against the spread in their last 51 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Mavericks have been a good bet in recent meetings between these two teams. They're 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall versus the Nuggets and have covered in eight of their last 11 trips to Denver. The underdog is also 16-6-1 against the last 23 meetings between these two teams and despite the Mavs playing on back-to-back nights, the spread feels too high for this matchup tonight.

 

MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS +8.5

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