In the last game of three NBATV games on Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks will take on the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET. These teams have already played each other twice, with each team winning a game.
The Mavericks had their four-game winning streak snapped on Thursday night, when they lost 116-108 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Friday night, the Nuggets extended their win streak to five games after they came with a 103-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Denver is averaging 117.6 points per game during this recent streak.
Can the Nuggets get another win in the second night of a back-to-back? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Pick ATS: Nuggets +1.5
The line for Saturday’s late-night tip is currently set at 1.5 points, with the Mavericks being favored by the oddsmakers. Between the two teams, Dallas is the healthier team with only rookie Tyrell Terry and James Johnson listed on the injury report. As for the Nuggets, they have numerous players with injury designations.
All-Star center and MVP candidate Nikola Jokic is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, while Monte Morris is also listed as questionable with a quad injury. Then there’s also Zeke Nnaji, Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, and JaMychal Green, who are either ruled out or might have a chance to play. Denver is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games but 6-10 ATS at home this season. Additionally, the Nuggets are 3-2 against the spread on the second night of a back-to-back.
The Mavericks, however, have been a below average play against the spread with a record of 7-13 in their last 20 games this season. Dallas is also 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games, which is something to keep in mind. It is highly unlikely that Jokic will sit tonight, which gives Denver more than a puncher’s chance to win. Luka Doncic will get his points and stuff the stat, but can Kristaps Porzingis affect the game?
Player Prop: TBD player props have not been posted yet for Denver.
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