The Mavericks have won five straight games including a victory Sunday night versus the Rockets. Over their most recent three contests, the Mavericks and Clippers have been two of the Association's highest scoring offenses with Dallas averaging 140.7 points per game and the Clippers 121.
During that stretch, the Mavs have put up an incredible 72.7 points per game in the first half. They've taken advantage of quick starts all year, putting up a league-high 62.3 ppg in the first half. Look for another quick start and bet Over their first half team total of 57.5.
THE EASY WAY OR THE HARDAWAY
Dallas guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting the ball well recently. Over his most recent three games he's logged 16 or more points while connecting on at least four 3-point shots per game. He's in a favorable spot today versus a Clippers defense allowing an average of 24 points, 3.0 made 3-point shots, 5.7 boards, and 5.1 dimes to opposing shooting guards.
Expect Hardaway to continue his success in what projects to be a higher scoring game. Bet Over his points, rebounds, assists total today of 19.5.
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SLOW AND STEADY
Denver has won nine of it's most recent ten games, and enter tonight's matchup with the Wizards on a five-game winning streak. Over their most recent ten games, the Nuggets have held seven opponents under 100 points.
The Wizards rank last in opponent first-half points per game surrendering 64.9. Although the Wizards give up a lot of points early, the Nuggets have not been quick starters ranking 27th in the league in first-half scoring with 51.2 ppg.
Denver plays at a slower pace, and although the Wizards defense is atrocious, we can count on the Nuggets to do their part defensively. Bet Under the first-half game total of 117.5.
The Wizards have been efficient on offense averaging the second-most points per game at 119.1, but they will not have the benefit of playing at a fast pace tonight.
Denver ranks as one of the slowest teams in the league in terms of pace, averaging only 102.1 possessions per game. Expect Denver to turn this into a defensive battle and bet Under the game total of 228.
The Nuggets have been one of the best teams at defending opposing shooting guards, holding them to 18.5 points on a league low 36.6 field goal percentage.
Bradley Beal is averaging a career high in points per game with 29.6, but finds himself in a difficult matchup versus a stingy Nuggets defense. Bet Under his points, rebounds, assists total of 39.5 which looks a bit too high.