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Nuggets vs. Mavericks - 3/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (33-29) at Denver Nuggets (24-38)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Denver Nuggets +2.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW, ALT

The Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets meet early Sunday afternoon at the Pepsi Center.

The Dallas Mavericks look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.6 points and 6.6 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 assists. Chandler Parsons is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last seven road games.

Nuggets vs. Mavericks - 3/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Denver Nuggets could also use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 101.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 15.1 points and 2.5 assists while D.J. Augustin is averaging 12.9 points and 1.8 rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last eight home games.

The Mavericks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Nuggets are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Denver and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall. 

The Nuggets will continue to struggle with Danilo Gallinari out of the lineup. The Mavs need to win games like this in order to lock up a playoff spot, and they have enough horses to beat this young and banged up Denver squad.

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Dallas Mavericks -2.5

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