Mavericks vs. Nuggets: Watch NBA online, live stream, TV channel, time, odds, picks, analysis
No. 2 Denver continues its pursuit of the top seed in the Western Conference
The Dallas Mavericks entered the season as a team in transition with Dirk Nowitzki wrapping up his Hall of Fame career. However, not many expected Luka Doncic to burst onto the scene like he has. Doncic is likely the front-runner for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award right now and one of the key building blocks for a young Mavericks team. The team will obviously be eager to pair Doncic with Kristaps Porzingis, who was acquired from the New York Knicks prior to the trade deadline last month.
The Denver Nuggets have surprised many as they've skyrocketed to the top of the Western Conference. Denver currently is the No. 2 seed in the West behind the Golden State Warriors and only trail the defending champions by just 1.5 games for the top spot. This is one of the deepest teams that the league has to offer and Nikola Jokic has been doing it all for the team as he leads Denver in points, rebounds and assists.
How to watch Mavericks at Nuggets
- Date: Thursday, March 14
- Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Pepsi Center -- Denver, Colorado
- Streaming: fuboTV - (free trial - NBA League Pass add-on available)
- TV: TNT
- Live stats: GameTracker
- Odds: Nuggets -11.5
Odds and Analysis
Check Sportsline's NBA pick sheet for all your daily odds.
So who wins Mavericks vs. Nuggets? And which side of the spread can you bank on in 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Mavericks vs. Nuggets spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $4,000, and find out.
Mavericks: It'll be worth keeping an eye on the health of Luka Doncic in this game. Doncic banged up his left knee against the San Antonio Spurs earlier this week and really struggled throughout the game as the rookie phenomenon only scored 12 points and committed a career-high nine turnovers in the loss. It'll be interesting to see what Doncic's workload looks like against the Nuggets.
Nuggets: Denver has so much depth on its roster with the backcourt being an area of strength. However, veteran signee Isaiah Thomas has been removed from the rotation for the time being after returning from offseason hip surgery in the second half of the season. It'll be interesting to see if Thomas continues to sit on the bench or if head coach Mike Malone finds him some playing time. If Thomas does remain exiled, look for Monte Morris and Malik Beasley to continue getting substantial minutes.
Game prediction, pick
The Mavericks have shown flashes of potential, but are all but out of the playoff picture. Playing at home, the Nuggets are just too deep and should have no problem getting the job done.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Dirk hit a jumper early in the first quarter to reach the milestone
There are nine games on Monday night
Thomas wasn't shy about his fondness for Boston in his return to TD Garden
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Warriors vs. Spurs 10,000 times.
Thomas has put the past behind him
The Warriors will welcome a familiar face back to the rotation on Monday night