Dallas Mavericks to win with Kyrie

Dallas Mavericks to win with Kyrie

Dallas Mavericks meets the Denver Nuggets for the fourth and the last time this regular season. During the first three matches these two teams played, it was the Mavericks who has the advantage, winning two. As they eye to win this regular season series, the Nuggets will surely not let that to happen, as they look to tie the series. What makes this game more exciting is the meeting of Jokic and Doncic. Although they play different positions, these two are contenders for the MVP award. This meeting will be on February 16, 2023, at 10:00 AM (GMT+8), with Nuggets as hosts.

These two teams are from the Western Conference, but looking at the standings, the hosts are in a better position. They are at the top of the standings, and are far ahead from their opponent. The hosts are currently with 40 wins from their 58 matches, where 26 of those are won at home. As for the visitors, they are currently at the sixth of the standings, winning 31 of their 59 matches. However, they are not doing well on the road, as they only won 12 matches from their 30 road games.

Dallas Mavericks

NBA: Dallas Mavericks
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The Mavericks are currently at a two-game losing streak, a record they want to break in this match. This two-game losing streak happened even with Kyrie Irving joining their squad. As they meet the top teams of their conference, they are hopeful to finally get their first win with him. The Mavericks are actually in a three-game winning streak before losing their next two games. They lost against the Kings in a 133-128 defeat, and lost against the Timberwolves in a 124-121 loss. Doncic believes that the reason for their loss is the fact that they did not have a clear shot to the basket. Additionally, their selflessness is also one of the reasons why they lost, as he and Irving tends to pass to each other. They are at the 21st in offense with 113.1 points per game, and the 10th in defense, as they allow 112.4 points per game.

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are the top two leaders of this squad, chipping in 33.2 and 28.3 points per game. However, Christian Wood, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Reggie Bullock are both questionable for this game.

Denver Nuggets

NBA: Denver Nuggets
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The current campaign of this squad is the complete opposite of their opponent’s as they are now in a two-game winning streak. Coming into this match, they are hopeful to finally get their third consecutive win in the league. Before their winning streak, they surprised everyone when they lost to the Magic in a 115-104 defeat. Since then, they won their next two against the Hornets and the Heat. It is not surprising though as the reigning MVP continues to dominate for his squad. Currently at the top of the standing, this squad is five games ahead the second placer, Memphis Grizzlies. Additionally, they lead the league when it comes to three-point shooting, in a 39.3% shooting. In offense, they are at the 6th with 117.1 points per game, and the 13th in defense, allowing 112.8 points per game.

This team is of course led by the reigning MVP, Nikola Jokic who is having 24.9 points per game. However, guys like Jamal Murray is also contributing for them with 20.2 points per game. The bad news is that Murray, as well as Gillespie, and Znaji are all expected to be out in this match. Meanwhile, Reggie Jackson, and Aaron Gordon are both listed a doubt.


Denver Nuggets
Total Under: 118.5
Odds: 0.95

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