In this Texas duel between two squads coming off opposite outcomes in their latest matchups, the San Antonio Spurs (24-32), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the Dallas Mavericks (35-23), who on the other hand have lost only once in their last 4 games.
Date/Time: 02-26-2020, 20:30 EDT
Spread: San Antonio Spurs +5
San Antonio Spurs have a 24-32 record (24-31-1 against the spread) and are sitting on the 11th place of the West. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Thunder with a 103-131 score, not beating the odds. DeMar DeRozan leads the team both in scoring with 22.7 ppg and in assists made with 5.2, adding 5.6 rebounds per game. LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 18.8 ppg and a team high 7.5 rebounds per game.
Dallas Mavericks have a 35-23 record (31-24-3 against the spread) and are sitting in the 7th place of the West. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Timberwolves with a 139-123 score, beating the odds. Luka Doncic leads the team in scoring with 28.8 ppg, in rebounding with 9.5 and in assists made with 8.6 per game. Kristaps Porzingis follows with 18.5 ppg and 9.1 rebounds per game.
Mavericks have won both previous meetings against the Spurs earlier this season. Both were at home and by an average of 5.5 points. Spurs are 14-12 at home, while the Mavs are 19-9 on the road. Mavericks are better both offensively, scoring 116.8 ppg to Spurs’ 113 and defensively, allowing 114.2 ppg to Spurs’ 114.9. Spurs have a better field goal percentage (46.9% to 46.3%), while both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (37% to 36.8%). Mavericks are better in rebounding (47.2 to 45.1), while both teams are very close both in assists made (24.5 to 24.3) and in turnovers committed (12.3 to 12.4). Bookmakers give the Mavericks a -5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win today.
Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Pick: Dallas Mavericks -5 (-112)
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