Bet on the Denver vs Dallas NBA Spread
The Dallas Mavericks host the Denver Nuggets on Friday night in NBA action. The Mavericks (30-28) are in third place in the Southwest Division and are coming off a 116-103 home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. The Nuggets (23-35) are in fourth place in the Northwest Division and are coming off an 87-81 win in Los Angeles over the Clippers. Find out more about this game NBA betting lines.
Bet on the Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Spread
When: Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:30 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Radio: KESN 103.3 FM, Dallas Mavericks Radio Network
Live Stream: NBA Live
NBA Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on the Nuggets?
The Nuggets have a strong inside game, despite their iffy win-loss record. The Mavericks are a team that tends to get out-rebounded easily and often. The Nuggets outscored the Clippers 30-8 in the paint, which was a major factor in their win. The Mavericks have a fairly soft interior defensively speaking, and there is no reason why the Nuggets could not feast on Dallas too. Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 11 boards in the win, wreaking most of his havoc on the offensive boards. There’s nothing keeping the Nuggets from repeating this performance inside against Dallas.
Why should you put your money on Dallas?
The Mavericks have finally made an attempt to address their soft interior by adding David Lee, who left the Celtics earlier in the week. That didn’t help much against Oklahoma City, as Enes Kantor and Steven Adams basically roamed at will, making it easier for the Thunder to win in Dallas. However, the Nuggets don’t have the offensive weapons that the Thunder does, and so the Mavericks will not suffer quite as much on the defensive end, giving them more time to focus on offense.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the Mavericks to defend their home court and beat Denver. The trio of Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and Chandler Parson will be able to put up points on the Nuggets and get the win, 102-94.