Best NBA prop bets today for Mavericks vs. Nuggets (How to bet Denver’s star players)

Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray are both great prop targets against Denver.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks face off on Monday in what could be the best matchup of the night in the NBA. 

So, why don’t we bet on some props?

I like both of Denver’s best players to have strong games against Dallas, and there are different ways to back them than simply picking them to score a lot. 

Let’s dive into the props for this game: 

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Mavericks vs. Nuggets best NBA prop bets

  • Jamal Murray OVER 19.5 points
  • Nikola Jokic OVER 12.5 rebounds

Jamal Murray OVER 19.5 points

Jamal Murray has put together a couple of down scoring games, but one of them was he hit the bench early with the Nuggets blowing out the Nets. Murray scored 16 points in only 22 minutes of action.

Since returning from injury, Murray has cleared 19.5 points in three of six games. On the season, he’s scored 20+ in just five of 13 games, but he should thrive against a Dallas team that is 23rd in defensive rating this season. 

Nikola Jokic OVER 12.5 rebounds

Nikola Jokic is averaging 12.4 rebounds per game on the season, and now he gets to take on a Dallas team that is 28th in the NBA in rebounding percentage. 

Predictably, we’re going over. 

Jokic has cleared 12.5 boards in 15 of his 26 games this season, and he was well on his way to clearing it last week before getting tossed against the Chicago Bulls with nine boards in the first half. 

I think the two-time MVP has a field day against rookie Dereck Lively II, who has been good on the glass but still not enough to move Dallas out of the bottom five in the league in rebounding. 

Let’s go OVER on Jokic at this number.

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