Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets Preview 11/07/08

NBA Betting Preview
Dallas Mavericks (2-2) at Denver Nuggets (1-3)
Friday, 10:35 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Mavericks  – 1 , Total 202.5


The Denver Nuggets are expected to have Chauncey Billups in the lineup on Friday as they host the Dallas Mavericks.  Billups was traded from Detroit on Monday to Denver in exchange for Allen Iverson.  Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb were also involved in the deal but basically it was Iverson for Billups.  The Nuggets are hoping the addition of Billups will change the makeup of their team. “Hopefully it’s a piece that makes it fit,” head coach George Karl said. The Nuggets lost on Wednesday without Iverson or Billups 111-101 to Golden State. Carmelo Anthony led Denver with 28 points and eight rebounds.  Last year Anthony averaged 27.5 points and 8 rebounds per game in the two wins over Dallas. SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Nuggets at Home.


Dallas is coming off a 98-81 rout of San Antonio on Tuesday.  Jason Terry scored 29 points in the win. “Jet (Terry) really came out,” Dirk Nowitzki said. “We definitely need his offense in our group. Whether he starts or is off the bench, we need his shooting and we need his scoring.” Nowitzki had 30 points in Tuesday’s win. He averaged 32 points and 11.5 rebounds in two games versus Denver last season.


The Nuggets have won the last two games in Denver against Dallas. Here are more NBA betting stats for Friday’s game. The Mavericks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver.


The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Southwest. The Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two teams.

SBG Global Current Line: Mavericks  – PK , Total  203.5


The Under is 6-1 in the Mavericks last 7 overall. The Under is 8-3-1 in the Mavericks last 12 Friday games. The Under is 51-22 in the Mavericks last 73 vs. the Northwest. The Under is 4-0 in the Nuggets last 4 home games.

The Over is 7-0 in the Nuggets last 7 Friday games. The Under is 9-3 in the Nuggets last 12 overall. The Under is 20-8 in the Nuggets last 28 vs. the Southwest. The Under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings between the two teams.


Pick: Denver 2 out of 5 units

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