Dallas Mavericks (15-9) vs. Denver Nuggets (17-9)
On December 18th 2023, Ball Arena will play host to an exciting NBA showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets, both boasting 15-9 and 17-9 records respectively. Fans and bettors alike are eagerly awaiting this matchup between two top performing teams; expert NBA picks circulate, while experts analyze every detail that could tip the scales in such a close contest. Game time for this contest is 9 PM ET with broadcast live on NBA TV for worldwide viewing audience reach.
The Dallas Mavericks have been an impressive team this season. Their offense averages an impressive 119.4 points per game on offense and boasts an outstanding 47.3% field goal percentage; beyond-the-arc three pointers average 15.9 per game at 37.4% success; on defense they excel as well, posting 42 rebounds per game including 10.2 offensive rebounds each time out; however they allow 11.6 turnovers every game which might need tightening up when facing an elite Nuggets squad.
Denver Nuggets have proven themselves formidable opponents this season, scoring an average 114.6 points per game while boasting a 48.9% field goal percentage and leading in rebounding (44.5 per game), giving them an edge when controlling game pace and defense (7.1 steals and 5.2 blocks per game), both which could pose significant difficulties to Mavericks offense due to their lower three-point field goal percentage (36.8% compared with 36.8% for Mavericks).
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets Game Info
|Monday, December 18, 2023, at 9:00 PM ET
|Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
|NBA League Pass
Luka Doncic (PG) vs. Nikola Jokic (C)
Luka Doncic has been an essential piece of Dallas Mavericks success this season. Averaging 36.7 minutes per game and leading his team with 32.3 points and 9.1 assists per contest, Doncic has been essential in controlling game tempo and making decisive plays that keep Dallas competitive against opponents such as Denver’s Nuggets; though his 4 turnovers per contest may present Denver with opportunities to attack.
Nikola Jokic has been nothing short of phenomenal for the Denver Nuggets this season. Averaging 27.2 points and 12.7 rebounds per game, Jokic is an offensive powerhouse who leads from both ends of the court; both offensively and defensively. Additionally, with 9.4 assists per game as well as slightly increased turnover rates (2.7) and foul counts (2.6), his stellar play has only been compromised by minor issues related to turnover rates or foul count (2.6).
Doncic and Jokic’s matchup will be one of the highlights of this game. Both are key contributors for their respective teams and their performances on the court will have a profound effect on its outcome. Their ability to outshout each other, both scoring-wise and playmaking-wise, could prove pivotal in altering its course.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds for this game have yet to be set, reflecting the close nature of both teams and bettors’ attentiveness to any possible shifts as game day draws near and attempting to take advantage of any perceived edges in odds.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks have shown remarkable consistency over their last five games, going 3-2 against the spread and 7-4 in terms of against-the-spread record on their road games. Yet bettors considering over/under markets might take note that 4 out of their last 5 totals went over, which may play an integral part of betting decisions.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Nuggets have experienced more difficulties of late, posting only a 2-3 record over their past five games and struggling against the spread in road games (3-10). Bettors might want to consider these numbers when betting on Nuggets games against either team; similar to Mavericks games they have also witnessed high scoring totals exceeding 20 in 3 out of last 5 matches which might indicate bettors should consider this trend as they look for opportunities.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets 12/18/23 Betting Picks
Due to statistical analysis and current form, this game promises to be closely contested. Both teams possess their own set of strengths and weaknesses; the Mavericks may possess slightly superior offensive statistics and road game performance against the spread compared to their opponent, making them an attractive pick; however, do not underestimate Denver’s home advantage and rebounding prowess as key assets here.
Bettors searching for the best live betting website will find this game offers numerous tantalizing opportunities. The over/under market appears particularly captivating given both teams’ recent propensity for high-scoring matches. Prop bets on key players like Doncic and Jokic could also prove beneficial due to their influence in driving team performances.
Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 117, Denver Nuggets 114