The Denver Nuggets are in Dallas on Wednesday night for a matchup with the Mavericks. Denver is sitting in first place in the Northwest Division, but it has the Utah Jazz right on its heels. Dallas has moved into second place in the Southwest Division, and this team is definitely heading in the right direction.
The Nuggets are going to try to win this game with their defense, but that will be easier said than done. Luka Doncic is averaging close to 30 points and nine assists per game for the Mavericks, and he is not going to be fun to deal with.
This game should be tight throughout, but the Nuggets are three-point underdogs in this matchup.
Mavericks Have Too Much Offense
If this game was in Denver, the Nuggets would be the pick, but it’s not. The Mavericks are a team that is trending up, and they will not be easy to deal with as the season goes along.
Doncic is a bonafide superstar in the NBA, and he is going to lead his team to victory in this one. The Nuggets will battle, but taking the Dallas Mavericks at -3.0 is the correct play here.
Now that we have broken down the actual game, it’s time to take a look at some of the best prop bets available on this game. Here are a few of the ones that we like, including the odds and how you should bet.
First Basket Score
- Luka Doncic +360
- Nikola Jokic +460
- Jamal Murray +550
- Tim Hardaway Jr. +1000
- Gary Harris +1200
This bet is never easy to make, but it’s important to look for value. Taking Doncic or Jokic is the obvious pick, but we like taking Harris at +1200. He will get an open shot early at some point, and he will just have to knock it down.
Nikola Jokic Points
- Over 21.5 -106
- Under 21.5 -116
The Nuggets are going to have to score points to stay in this game, and that should mean a big night for “The Joker.” Jokic isn’t always looking for his own shot, but he will have to in this game. Take the over 21.5 points for “The Joker” in this game.
Luka Doncic Points
- Over 30.5 -108
- Under 30.5 -112
Doncic is averaging close to 30 points per game, but the Nuggets are a great defensive team. You would like to think that the Nuggets will be able to slow him down, but that’s not going to happen. Doncic is going to score 40 or more in this game, so the over is the right play.
To Record a Triple Double
- Luka Doncic +210
- Nikola Jokic +440
- Jamal Murray +4900
Recording a triple-double used to be a rare feat, but that isn’t necessarily the case anymore. Doncic and Jokic are both capable of recording one on any given night, and we actually think that you should take this bet. Bet on both Doncic and Jokic to record a triple-double in this game.
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