Mavericks vs. Nuggets - 2/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (22-35) at Dallas Mavericks (30-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -6 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSSW
The Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 100.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.7 points and 5.3 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.3 points and 2.4 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.7 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 six of their last 10 road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.3 points and 5.5 assists. Chandler Parsons is dishing 2.4 assists and Wesley Matthews is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost four of their last five home games.
The Nuggets are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Mavericks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Mavs need a win in the worst way if they're going to hold their spot in the playoffs. The Nuggets continue to be hit or miss and have played some pretty bad ball on the road. Look for the Mavs to get back on track here.