Mavericks @ Nuggets: Dallas visits Denver trying to avoid a seventh straight loss
Mavericks @ Nuggets NBA odds spreads and predictions
Denver and Dallas are at opposite sides of the Western Conference standings.
The Denver Nuggets returned home from a three-game road trip and got back on track topping the Minnesota Timberwolves 133-107.
Denver was lights out as team shooting 60 percent from both the field and three-point range.
Jamal Murray was efficient knocking down 10-of-16 from the field, including four threes for a team-high 30 points.
Nikola Jokic filled up the stat sheet making 9-of-14 attempts for 18 points, adding eight rebounds, seven assists, and one block.
Paul Millsap made four-of-five three-point attempts for 23 points and five rebounds, while Monte Morris came off the bench and also contributed four made threes for 16 points, six assists, and five rebounds.
When is it? Thursday March 14th
What time is tip off? 10:30 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Pepsi Center
Which channel is it on? TNT
The Dallas Mavericks dropped a sixth straight game falling to the San Antonio Spurs 122-105.
Luka Doncic battled through a knee injury and suited up against San Antonio, but had himself an off night. Doncic committed a career-high nine turnovers while shooting 5-of-18 from the field for 12 points, seven assists, and six rebounds.
Rookie Jalen Brunson had his best day as a pro totaling a career-high 34 points on 12-of-16 shooting, adding five rebounds and four assists.
Dwight Powell was next in line adding 20 points and seven rebounds.
Mavericks @ Nuggets Spread
Denver is giving Dallas 11 points in this matchup.
Over the six-game losing streak, Dallas has been in an offensive funk averaging 99.3 ppg.
Denver's defense, on the other hand, has been stout ranking seventh best in the NBA allowing 107.3 ppg.
To make matters worse for Dallas, the Nuggets are 28-6 at home this season.
With Doncic battling an injury and the team lacking offense, Denver will have the edge and advantage at home.
Take the Nuggets to cover.
Mavericks @ Nuggets Moneyline
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Mavericks @ Nuggets Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 219 points.
Final score prediction: Dallas Mavericks 100, Denver Nuggets 116
Take the under in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
Denver has won both meetings between these teams this season; most recently winning 114-104 at Dallas in late February.
Jokic, Millsap, and Mason Plumlee each posted double-doubles for the Nuggets. The Mavericks were without Doncic in that matchup, but were lead by Brunson who scored 22 points.
Dallas will have to put bodies on the Denver big men, as well as crash the boards. Powell and Dirk Nowitzki need big days if the Mavericks want to hang around.
For Denver, utilizing the team's depth has been a strength as of late and that'll need to continue. Look out for Will Barton and Gary Harris to contribute from the guard position.