Mavericks and Nuggets in Western Conference TNT Thursday Showdown!

Mavericks and Nuggets in Western Conference TNT Thursday Showdown

January 7th, 2021 NBA Basketball, Offshore Bookmaker

Last season the Mavericks and Nuggets impressed all. Gamblers and the NBA community saw them as teams on the come. Denver and Dallas were hot properties on the NBA bets futures board. However, both teams are off to poor starts. Perhaps they have been reading their own headlines too much. Dallas’ problem is the lack of support for superstar Luka Doncic. Denver’s dilemma is a lack of defense in the early going. Both teams should improve as the season progresses. Consistent with that is gamblers guessing when they move up. “Potential” can be a dangerous word in gambling circles.

Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets Betting Information

Date and Time:Thursday, January 7, 2021, 10 p.m. ET
Location:Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Mavericks at Nuggets TV Coverage:TNT
Mavericks vs. Nuggets Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Mavericks+3 (-110)224½ (-110)+135
Nuggets -3 (-110)224½ (-110)-155
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Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets SBG Odds overview

For all that preseason hype these teams have irritated gamblers. Red ink has a way of taking the bloom off the rose. Squares are enamored with Luka Doncic. Dallas was an offshore bookmaker darling at the 2020 NBA Bubble. Also, did the Nuggets impress with Nikola Jokic.

Dallas Mavericks Team Overview

Dallas has stumbled out of the gate with a disappointing start. To illuminate the Mavericks are 2-3 straight up and against the spread with 1-4 under the total. Dallas ranks only 24th for scoring offense and 4th for points allowed. Guard Luka Doncic leads with 24.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game. Of major concern is the lack of a comparable partner. Doncic has too much of the workload fall on his shoulders. This explains the Mavericks’ poor start. Secondary production must improve or be found.

Denver Nuggets Team Overview

In like manner, the Nuggets off to a terrible start. Denver is 1-4 straight up and against the spread with 4-1 over the total. Denver ranks 7th for scoring offense but 26th for points allowed. So far center Nikola Jokic has remained productive. Jokic leads with 23 points and 11 rebounds per game. Next is guard Jamal Murray with 21 points per outing.

Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets Against the Spread

The Mavericks are:

  • 41-42-3 against the spread in all games
  • 21-12-2 vs. the odds on the road
  • 27-27-2 in Western Conference matchups
  • 50-36 over the total in their last 86 games
  • 19-16 to the over on the road
  • 32-24 over the number in Western Conference games

The Nuggets are:

  • 45-46-6 against the spread in all games
  • 17-18-2 vs. the odds at home
  • 34-32-3 on the board against the Western Conference
  • 51-43-3 over the total overall
  • 18-18-1 over and under at home
  • 37-30-2 to the over against Western Conference foes

Mavericks at Nuggets Head to Head vs. Spread

Overall, the Mavericks have covered seven of their last 10 with Denver. Four of the last five between these teams stayed under. At Denver, the Mavs are 4-1 vs. the odds. Four of the last six between these teams at Denver stayed under.

Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets SBG Free Picks

In this situation, the Mavericks will bring better NBA Bets value as the road team. Squares will lean to their comfort zone with the home side. Sharps will love getting points with Doncic on the road. As mentioned earlier the Mavs get the money at Denver.

Nuggets at Mavericks SBG Best Bet: Dallas Mavericks.

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