This Friday, November 18, the NBA will have a day full of interesting and exciting games, being undoubtedly this Nuggets vs Mavericks one of the most expected matches.
First clash of the season between Europeans Nikola Jokić and Luka Dončić, who have led their respective teams to a very good start thanks to performances that have them as main candidates in the race for the MVP, and who know that every victory could be crucial in a wild Western Conference.
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Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Regular Season Game on November 18, 2022.
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas.
- When: Friday, November 18, 2022, 8:30 PM E.T.
Betting on the Denver Nuggets
Although they struggled a bit to get into a rhythm, the Denver Nuggets have managed to put on a great performance so far this campaign, fighting head to head with the Trail Blazers at the top of the Western Conference. This performance was mainly thanks to an incredible offense that stands as one of the best in the league so far, averaging 117.1 points per game and a 50.4 % shooting percentage from the field (best in the NBA).
The Nuggets have been a very strong team at home, with only one loss after five home games, but they must continue to improve their performance playing away, as they register a 5-4 record away from home, but each of those wins have come against teams that currently have negative records. (losses to Utah, Portland, Lakers and Boston).
For this game, the Nuggets will be able to count again on the services of Jokic, Aaron Gordon and Bones Hyland, who were unable to play against the Knicks last Wednesday, while Collin Gillespie and Ish Smith will continue to be absent.
Betting on the Dallas Mavericks
The Mavericks will surely be thankful that this game is at home, given that while they have been a great home team, winning eight of their first ten games at the American Airlines Center, things have been very different away from home, with just one win in five tries.
The Texan team suffered the absence of Doncic (rest) last Wednesday, when they faced a weak Houston Rockets that they could not beat and ended up registering their second loss of the year at home by a score of 101-92. Tim Hardaway was one of the few high notes for the Mavericks in that game with 28 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Doncic is expected to return to the Mavericks’ lineup for this game, which is great news considering the young Slovenian’s great numbers in these first weeks of competition (34.4 points, 7.8 assists, 8.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game).
Both teams have similar profiles, as they are composed of very skillful role players, but everything revolves around their main figures, and while the Nuggets could be considered stronger, being local makes the Mavericks a really tough team to beat.
That’s something Denver knows more than anyone, given that not only has it lost in four of its last five visits to this venue, but it has also been able to defeat Dallas in just two of their previous seven meetings between the two.
In addition, we must also consider that the Nuggets have yet to beat an opponent with a positive record on the road, so we expect Doncic and his Mavericks to be strong at home once again and leave here with another win.
Prediction: Dallas Mavericks win by 3 points.
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