Two of the NBA’s best will face off tonight in Denver as the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic welcomes Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks. Tip-off is set for 9:10 ET at Ball Arena between these Western Conference squads as the last contest for both teams before the All-Star Break. Let’s dive into my best bets for this exciting matchup.
Mavericks vs. Nuggets Betting Odds
*Lines accurate at time of publication
Mavericks vs. Nuggets Best Bets
Nuggets -5.5 (-105 DraftKings)
Denver is 4-0 ATS in their last four games in the Mile High City and 6-2 in their last eight contests overall. The Mavs did acquire Kyrie Irving but have also lost the two games with both Irving and Doncic in the mix. Injuries are a concern for both teams heading into this one, but it’s tough to bet away from the Nuggets when in Ball Arena, as they boast a 26-4 record in Denver on the season. When this spread was seven points originally I may have gone for the Mavs, but now at 5.5, back the Nuggets at home.
Risk: 1.05 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)
Mavericks vs. Nuggets Game Total Over 233 Points (-110 DraftKings)
In their last five contests, these two teams have averaged a total of 236.8 points. The total has gone Over in five of the last six games for the Mavs and in seven of Denver’s last nine matchups. With the NBA’s leading scorer on the court in Doncic and the back-to-back MVP looking to battle him, this should lead to a decent-scoring contest. Take the Over.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)