Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks 12/6/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks 12/6/22
Tue 6th December 2022

The Dallas Mavericks (12-11, 2-8 Away) will try to slow down the NBA’s top shooting team when they are on the road to face the Denver Nuggets (14-9, 6-2 Home) on Tuesday. Dallas is playing the second of a back-to-back after blowing out the Phoenix Suns 130-111 at American Airlines Center yesterday. Luka Doncic was the standout player with 33 points, eight assists, and six rebounds.

The Mavericks are the ninth seed in the Western Conference. Denver came up short on Sunday at Smoothie King Center, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans 121-106. Nikola Jokic had 32 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists in the loss, carrying the team. The Nuggets are the third seed in the Western Conference, two games behind the Phoenix Suns. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

Dallas and Denver have split their two matchups this season. The Nuggets came out on top in the most recent meeting, beating the Mavericks 98-97 at American Airlines Center on November 20. Bones Hyland led the Nuggets with 29 points, six assists, three rebounds, and one steals. Josh Green had 23 points in defeat.

Doncic is averaging 33.4 points per game, best in the league, to lead the Mavs in scoring this season. Doncic also is contributing 8.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game, placing him first and first in the league, respectively.Jokic has powered the Nuggets on offense, averaging 23.2 points per game. He is the No. 1 scorer in the league.

Jokic has also stuffed the stat sheet with 10.1 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game, for which he ranks first and first in the league, respectively. The Nuggets are shooting 50.0% from the field for the season, ranking as the league’s most accurate field goal shooting team.

The Nuggets have had success in the last 10 matchups between the teams at Ball Arena, winning seven. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are 1-3 this season when playing on consecutive nights, all of which have been against opponents with at least a day of rest.

The Nuggets are 1-2 with a rest advantage. Dallas is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +2.8 (113.5-110.7). Denver has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 112.1 points per game on average while scoring only 111.7 (-0.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 25.0 | 17.1 | +7.9
Points per game:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 19.8 | 12.6 | +7.2
Dorian Finney-Smith: 6.2 | 8.4 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Vlatko Cancar: 11.4 | 7.9 | +3.5
Bones Hyland: 10.5 | 19.3 | -8.8
Points per game:
Jamal Murray: 23.2 | 17.9 | +5.3
Bones Hyland: 8.0 | 14.1 | -6.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Dallas Mavericks (+165)

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