The Dallas Mavericks face the Denver Nuggets for the third time this season, but this will be the first in Denver and the first time facing reigning two-time MVP Nikola Jokic as he missed the first two in the health and safety protocols. The two teams split the two games in Dallas, so who will get the upper hand on Tuesday night?
Luka Doncic and company dominated the Suns on Monday night, so they will be on the second night of a back-to-back. Winning in Denver is always difficult, but doing it on the second of a back-to-back is even tougher.
It will be Doncic versus Jokic on Tuesday night, and fans won’t want to miss it. Here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Nuggets are five-point favorites entering Tuesday’s game, and the Mavs sit at plus-162 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is 223.0.
FanDuel set Luka’s over/under at 32.5 points on Tuesday night. He did not play in the fourth quarter against the Suns, but it won’t be easy for Doncic to score 33 on the second night of a back-to-back.
Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets injury report
The Mavs did not release an official injury report because they played on Monday night, but the team should be healthy. Will Dallas rest players on the second night of a back-to-back? Be sure to check closer to tipoff to find out.
The Nuggets ruled out Michael Porter Jr. (heel) and Collin Gillespie (leg) for Tuesday’s game on the NBA’s official injury report. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist) and Jeff Green (knee) are listed as questionable to face the Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets how to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
TV channels: TNT (national), Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks local market)
How to watch online: TNT Overtime or Bally Sports-plus
Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets predictions
The Mavs run out of gas in the fourth quarter as Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets pick up the victory to snap a two-game losing streak. Luka Doncic scores 28, but it is not enough as Jokic and Jamal Murray combined for 52 points in the home win.
Dallas struggles to hit shots as they fall to Denver to snap their two-game winning streak.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs defeated the Suns, but a difficult week lies ahead. They have two back-to-back sets before facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in Dallas on Monday night. Here is a look at their next three games.
Dec. 9 vs. Milwaukee Bucks at 9:00 p.m. CT
Dec. 10 at Chicago Bulls at 7:00 p.m. CT
Dec. 12 vs Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 p.m. CT
The Dallas Mavericks have won two straight, but winning on Tuesday night will be difficult. Going to Denver on the second night of a back-to-back has schedule loss written all over it. Can the Mavs pull the upset on Dec. 6? Tune in to find out.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.