Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Spurs versus the Mavericks? Tip off is at at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSSW. The game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 239.5 points, and the Mavericks are favored to win at home against the Spurs.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS DALLAS MAVERICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -7
This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:30 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.
WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-101 in favor of the Mavericks.
- Our projections have Tim Hardaway Jr. finishing with Tim Hardaway Jr. points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.1% and knocking down 19 threes.
Will the Spurs Win on the Road?
Coming into today’s game, the Spurs have an overall record of 4-23 and are 1-4 in their last five games. In the Western Conference, they are currently 15th and are 5th in the Southwest division.
San Antonio’s ATS record sits below .500 (11-16). When playing on the road, the Spurs hold an ATS record of 5-8 in contrast to a 6-8 record against the spread when playing at home.
Coming off their recent game, the Spurs offense tallied 95 points in a matchup against the Bulls. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.7%, and they made 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Victor Wembanyama, who is averaging 18.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Keldon Johnson also maintains a PPG average of 17.2 heading into game.
Currently, the Spurs’ defense holds the 27 rank in the NBA, allowing 122.2 points per game.
The San Antonio defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.3% of their field goal attempts vs. San Antonio.
Can Dallas Deliver Being Favored at Home?
In their previous five games, the Mavericks are 1-4 and have an overall record of 16-12. When playing on the road this season, the Mavericks are 9-6 compared to 7-6 at home.
Dallas has an ATS record of 14-14 for this season, which includes their current three game losing streak against the spread. Dallas has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 5-8 ATS at home compared to 9-6 on the road.
The Mavericks offense is coming off a game where they scored 96 points against the Rockets. They posted a field goal percentage of 34.7% and connected on 7 threes. Luka Doncic is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 32.7. Meanwhile, Tim Hardaway Jr. also brings a PPG average of 17.4 into the game.
Looking at the Mavericks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 117.9 points per game (22).
For the season, Dallas is ranked 26th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.2 free-throws per game vs. the Mavericks and have an overall field goal percentage of 48.8%.