The 36-38 Dallas Mavericks will hit the highway to face the 51-24 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Denver is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Denver Nuggets favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 208 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The Mavericks have a road record of 14-23 on the year. They come off a 101-81 road defeat on Tuesday to the LA Lakers as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 207 ½ points. Dallas fell behind 55-40 at the half in defeat. They shot 42% from the floor along with 7 of 19 coming from three. The Mavericks allowed 44.4% to the Lakers and Dallas got crushed on the glass by LA by a 57-37 margin. The Mavs forced 18 turnovers and couldn’t capitalize. Chris Kaman led Dallas with 14 points and six boards as he made 7 of his 10 shots. Defense has been the Achilles heel for this team as they give up 102.2 points a game ranking 27th and fourth last in the NBA. It was a big loss in the standings for Dallas as they now fall behind by 2 ½ games to Utah and Los Angeles for the eighth and final seed in the Western conference with just eight games remaining.
Denver is 33-3 straight up on their home court on the current campaign. They win their second straight after a 113-96 road victory on Wednesday to the Utah Jazz as a +3 point underdog. The game finished over 205 points. The Nuggets enjoyed a 56.2% shooting performance and made 7 of 18 three pointers. They give up 46.4% shooting to Utah and pulled down nine more rebounds than the Jazz. Danilo Galllinari led Denver with 21 points and four boards as he made 6 of his 10 shots. The Nuggets are an excellent offensive team by ranking in the top four of the NBA in scoring offense and field goal percentage as they average 105.7 points a game and 47.8% shooting. Denver is tied with the Memphis Grizzlies for the third seed in the Western conference with only seven games remaining.