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The Dallas Mavericks travel to the Ball Arena Friday night to host the Denver Nuggets in a Western Conference game. The Dallas Mavericks are third in the Western Conference with a record of 3-1. They will be in the second half of a back-to-back when they took on the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. The Denver Nuggets are in seventh place in the Western Conference with a record of 2-2 and come after a 122-110 defeat against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
This will be the first of three matches against each other this season, so it will be interesting to see how they match each other. Let’s take a deeper dive down into Dallas and Denver to decide where to place our bets.
Luka plays well
The Dallas Mavericks have been addicted to point guards Luka Doncic to carry the offensive burden this season. He averages 24 points, 9.2 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 steals in 35.4 minutes on the field. He struggles to shoot the ball as he is 44.7 percent from the floor, 25.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the charity strip. In his last game against the Spurs, a 104-99 victory, Doncic finished with 25 points, 3 rebounds, five assists and 7 turnovers. If he can figure out to have a fight like his last, it will be hard to defeat the Mavs.
🍿 SHOWTIME LUKA 🍿 pic.twitter.com/eZ9zrhpEcX
– Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) October 29, 2021
The Dallas Mavericks are a better defensive team this season as they give 103.3 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA. In their last game against the Spurs, they allowed 99 points on 39-of-88 (44.3 percent) from the field, 12-of-30 (40 percent) from deep and 15 free-throw attempts. If the Mavericks can figure out how to defend themselves without making mistakes in this game, they’ll be in a better place.
MVP numbers from the ruling MVP
The Denver Nuggets will have to depend on the center Nikola Jokic, if he is healthy as he stands listed as day-to-day with a knee injury. On the season, Jokic has 26.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, two steals and 0.3 blocks in 29.3 minutes per game. match. His shooting numbers are all over his career as he shoots 67.7 percent from the floor, 46.7 percent from the three and 75 percent from the charity strip. In his last match against the Jazz, Jokic played just 15 minutes and finished with 24 points, six rebounds and six assists. If he can be healthy enough to play, that will be a good sign.
The Denver Nuggets are a good defense as they are number 10 in the league and give 103.8 points per game. match. In their last game against the Utah Jazz, they gave up 122 points on 44-of-85 (51.8 percent) from the floor, 12-of-39 (30.8 percent) from beyond the arc and 29 free throw attempts. They need to cut down on the allowable open baskets they can win at home.