Mavericks' Scoring Potential vs. Nuggets Makes Total Sense

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 5:27 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 5:27 PM UTC

The Mavericks have picked up their pace recently, so tonight's matchup with the Nuggets could provide a winning ticket by choosing the over with your NBA picks.

NBA Tuesday: Mavericks vs. Nuggets

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Free NBA pick: Over 210Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

Dallas and Denver hooked up about six weeks ago in Dallas, and the Mavericks took it to the Nuggets 122-105. It was an impressive offensive performance, and tonight we could see more of the same with the Mavs starting to play faster.

However, the faster pace of Dallas is also coming at a cost. Since Dec. 29 the Mavs are giving up 110.9 points per 100 possessions, but are also scoring better with an offensive rating of 113.1 in that stretch -- third-best in the league in that span, behind Golden State and Minnesota.

Against a team such as Denver that is solid but not good on defense, it could lead to the over being a great value. At 210 on the NBA odds board, all we need is another Dallas blowup offensively and this total will easily go over.

Dallas is 5-1 cashing the over in their last six road games, and for my NBA picks tonight I am going back to the well with them in Denver.

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