Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/7/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 7, 2021

Luka Doncic leads the Dallas Mavericks (3-4) against the Denver Nuggets (3-4) after putting up 33 points in an 113-100 win over the Rockets. The Mavericks are 3-point underdogs in the game on Thursday, January 7, 2021, which tips at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The matchup’s over/under is set at 225.

Betting Information

Nuggets vs Mavericks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -3 -110 -110 225 -110 -110
Place a bet on Denver Nuggets or the Dallas Mavericks for Thursday’s game.

Head to Head

Denver has a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups against Dallas.

Nuggets vs Mavericks in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/11/2020 Mavericks Regular Season 113-97 DAL
1/8/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -4.5 220.5 -178 147 Regular Season 107-106 DEN
10/29/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -5.5 212 -232 186 Regular Season 109-106 DAL
3/14/2019 Nuggets Regular Season 100-99 DEN
2/22/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 114-104 DEN
12/18/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 126-118 DEN
3/6/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 118-107 DAL
1/27/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 91-89 DEN
1/16/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 105-102 DEN
12/4/2017 Mavericks Regular Season 122-105 DAL
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  • Nuggets Betting Information

    • Denver has struggled against the spread, going 2-5 on the year.
    • When favored by at least 3 points, the Nuggets have struggled to a 2-3 record ATS this season.
    • More often than not, Denver and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 6 of 7 chances this season.
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Mavericks Betting Information

    • Dallas has covered the spread in fewer than half of its games, going 3-4 ATS.
    • The Mavericks have not fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 0-2 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
    • Dallas and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 2 of 7 (28.6%).
    Bet on the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Nuggets and their opponents have totaled at least 225 points — this matchup’s point total — in 36 of seven opportunities (514.3%) this year.
    • Dallas has played in two games this year (out of seven total matchups — 28.6% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 225 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 0.3 less points per game (224.7) than this game’s over/under of 225 points.
    • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 221.1 points per game, 3.9 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
    • The Nuggets’ average point total in outings this year is 233, eight points higher than the total in this game.
    • Mavericks games this season have averaged an over/under of 212.9 points, 12.1 less than the point total in this matchup.
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    Nuggets Leaders

    • The Nuggets points, rebounds and assists leader is Nikola Jokic. He puts up 24.1 points per game and adds 11.9 rebounds and 11.9 assists.
    • Jamal Murray is the top three-point shooter for the Nuggets, knocking down 2.7 per game.
    • Jokic leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. PJ Dozier collects 0.9 blocks a contest to pace Denver.

    Mavericks Leaders

    • Doncic leads the Mavericks in all things points, rebounds and assists, putting up 25.8 points, 9.0 pulling down rebounds and handing out 7.2 assists per game.
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. is tops from three-point range for the Mavericks, knocking down 3.4 threes per game.
    • Dallas’ James Johnson has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Maxi Kleber is first in blocks with 0.6 per game.
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