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Dallas @ Denver

Current Records: Dallas 12-11; Denver 14-9

What to Know

The Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets are even-steven against one another since November of 2015 (13-13), but not for long. Dallas might have tired legs after a matchup yesterday as they head on the road against the Nuggets at 10 p.m. ET Dec. 6 at Ball Arena. Averaging 125.33333333333333333333333333 points in their past three games, Dallas' high-powered offense has been in full-swing lately, so Denver better be ready for a challenge.

Dallas didn't have too much trouble with the Phoenix Suns at home on Monday as they won 130-111. It was another big night for Dallas' point guard Luka Doncic, who had 33 points and eight assists along with six rebounds. Doncic's night made it four games in a row in which he has scored at least 30 points.

Meanwhile, the game between the Nuggets and the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday was not a total blowout, but with Denver falling 121-106 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. The losing side was boosted by center Nikola Jokic, who almost posted a triple-double on 32 points, 16 boards, and nine dimes.

The Mavericks are expected to lose this next one by 4.5. They hadn't treated bettors all too well in the past (they are 7-14-2), but they might be worth taking a chance on now after beating the spread two games in a row.

Dallas is now 12-11 while Denver sits at 14-9. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Dallas comes into the contest boasting the fourth fewest points allowed per game in the league at 108.4. Less enviably, the Nuggets have allowed their opponents to shoot 48.90% from the floor on average, which is the second highest shooting percentage allowed in the league.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado
  • TV: TNT
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.00

Odds

The Nuggets are a 4.5-point favorite against the Mavericks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Denver and Dallas both have 13 wins in their last 26 games.

  • Nov 20, 2022 - Denver 98 vs. Dallas 97
  • Nov 18, 2022 - Dallas 127 vs. Denver 99
  • Jan 03, 2022 - Dallas 103 vs. Denver 89
  • Nov 15, 2021 - Dallas 111 vs. Denver 101
  • Oct 29, 2021 - Denver 106 vs. Dallas 75
  • Mar 13, 2021 - Dallas 116 vs. Denver 103
  • Jan 25, 2021 - Denver 117 vs. Dallas 113
  • Jan 07, 2021 - Dallas 124 vs. Denver 117
  • Mar 11, 2020 - Dallas 113 vs. Denver 97
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Denver 107 vs. Dallas 106
  • Oct 29, 2019 - Dallas 109 vs. Denver 106
  • Mar 14, 2019 - Denver 100 vs. Dallas 99
  • Feb 22, 2019 - Denver 114 vs. Dallas 104
  • Dec 18, 2018 - Denver 126 vs. Dallas 118
  • Mar 06, 2018 - Dallas 118 vs. Denver 107
  • Jan 27, 2018 - Denver 91 vs. Dallas 89
  • Jan 16, 2018 - Denver 105 vs. Dallas 102
  • Dec 04, 2017 - Dallas 122 vs. Denver 105
  • Apr 11, 2017 - Denver 109 vs. Dallas 91
  • Feb 06, 2017 - Denver 110 vs. Dallas 87
  • Dec 19, 2016 - Denver 117 vs. Dallas 107
  • Dec 12, 2016 - Dallas 112 vs. Denver 92
  • Mar 28, 2016 - Dallas 97 vs. Denver 88
  • Mar 06, 2016 - Denver 116 vs. Dallas 114
  • Feb 26, 2016 - Dallas 122 vs. Denver 116
  • Nov 28, 2015 - Dallas 92 vs. Denver 81