The Denver Nuggets will host the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at Ball Arena with tipoff set for 10:00 PM ET. Denver is riding a two-game losing streak having lost two very winnable games against Atlanta and New Orleans. Dallas comes into Tuesday night after beating Phoenix 130-111 on Monday night, the second game in a row it has won in a rout. The Mavericks will be playing their seventh game in the last 11 days. The teams have split the two games played against each other so far this season.
Nuggets vs. Mavericks Betting Odds
*Lines accurate at the time of publication
Nuggets vs. Mavericks Best Bets
Nuggets -5 (-110 DraftKings)
Although they are coming off an impressive win over Phoenix, the Mavs are traveling to Denver for the second game of a back-to-back. While Luka Doncic might be the best player in the NBA, he is basically a one-man show. The Mavericks lack of depth has hurt them numerous times so far this season and never more so than in the second night of a back-to-back. They have yet to cover a spread this season in that scenario and are 1-5-1 in their past seven games in such spots dating back to last season. Led by Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets should have plenty of motivation to get back on track on their home floor.
Most of the betting trends definitely favor Denver in this matchup. Dallas is 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games and 7-19-1 in their last 27 games overall. The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -5.5)
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Nuggets vs. Mavericks Game Total Over 222.5 Points (-110 DraftKings)
As previously mentioned, the Mavericks struggle in these situations going 1-5-1 on the second night of a back-to-back. In those seven games, the over has gone 6-1. The Mavericks have shown more scoring punch of late with Tim Hardaway averaging over 23 points in his last four games. Denver is 5th in the league in offensive efficiency and should have little resistance putting up points on a potentially-tired Dallas squad.
Risk: 1.1 Units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to 224)