Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets - 3/11/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets - 3/11/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets (43-21) at Dallas Mavericks (39-27)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Mavericks -1.5 -- Over/Under:

TV: AL2, FSSW, ESPN

The Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.3 points and 10.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.7 points and 4.8 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last six road games.

The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.5 points and 8.7 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.4 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won four of their last five home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.  

The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back and are fresh off a brutal loss to a bad San Antonio team. What's crazy is that the Mavs have played some of their worst basketball at home this season, so I'm not running to the window to bet them in this spot. The Denver Nuggets can be really up and down with their play, but they've won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Mavericks and are quite simply the better team no matter how you slice it. With the rest advantage, I'll take the free bucket with the Nuggets.

Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets +1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.