Nuggets, Mavericks, to dual for the third time

Nuggets, Mavericks, to dual for the third time

The Denver Nuggets and the Dallas Mavericks will battle for the second straight time, their third game this season. For their first two contest, they split the result of their first two meetings, winning one game apiece. The Mavericks are currently at 12-11, while the Nuggets are at 14-9, playing 23 games each. It will be the Nuggets entertaining the Mavericks during their meeting on December 7, 2022, at 11:00 AM (GMT+8). These two teams are facing back-to-back games, and are aiming to win this game.

When looking at these two team’s record this season, it seems like the Nuggets are the one at the advantage. The Nuggets are 6-2 at home, while the Mavericks are currently 2-8 on their away games. This meeting will be the third to their four games. The Nuggets’ suffered defeat against the Pelicans, and they are hoping to bring their luck at home coming into this game. The Mavericks on the other hand, are currently in good shape, with the leadership of Luka Doncic. However, they need to pray for miracles that this away match will not end up the way their recent away matches ended.

Mavericks continue their winning ways

NBA: Dallas Mavericks
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On their recent match before this game, they had a dominating win against the Suns with a score of 130-111. They are now eyeing for their consecutive victories, as they are in a two-game winning streak. They opened their struggles when playing away matches, so as they are now away once more, they are hoping that their unfortunes stop. Of course, more loss would make them go deeper in the standings, and they do not want that. It is not surprising that it was Luka Doncic who is always do the leading for the Mavericks, as it is what he should do. They are scoring 114 points per game, ninth in the NBA, while eighth in the competition defensively, with 111.6 points per game.

It is given that Luka Doncic is leading the scoring for the Mavericks. But guys like Tim Hardaway Jr., and Spencer Dinwiddie are also contributing for the Mavericks.

Nuggets aim to continue good record at home

NBA: Denver Nuggets
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Their four-game winning streak ended with a loss to the Pelicans on their last fixture. They are just glad to return at home as they have the advantage here, having a good record at home. Although Jokic scored well on their last game, it is not enough for the Nuggets to win that match. During the second half, the Nuggets only scored 46, and finished the game with eight triples, and 31 attempts from deep. Offensively, they have no problem as they are the fifth highest offensively in the NBA. They average 116.1 points per game, but they are giving up 115 points per game, which is a little too much.

Nikola Jokic have been very spectacular throughout their campaing. On their loss against the Knicks, he tallied 32 points along with 16 rebounds and nine assists. Aside from him, the Nuggets could also get contributions from Aaron Gordon, and Jamal Murray. They need to address their turnovers though as it is what kills them on their last game.

Prediction:

Denver Nuggets
Total Under: 114.5
Odds: 0.84

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