In the age of the salary cap and big money free agent moves, we have become accustomed to seeing teams going from championship caliber seasons to years when they basically sell off talent and head into a period of rebuilding. Very few teams can afford to spend money to keep all of their best players in one place for a long time, while players themselves get restless and go in search of a new challenge, which usually results in their wallets getting a little thicker in the process. We are seeing a few teams in the rebuilding process after great years, with the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the top of that list. The San Antonio Spurs have yet to hit rock bottom, but they are a team that has been in decline for the past few years. They will be at home on Tuesday night against a Dallas Mavericks team that is once again on the rise after a period of wallowing in the lower depths of the Western Conference. This all Texas battle sees the Mavericks hit the road as a 3 ½ point favorite, with the point total for this one set at 227 ½. Let’s see how the NBA odds will be for the Mavericks vs Spurs.
Mavericks vs Spurs 2020 NBA Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Tuesday, March 10 at 8 PM EST
- Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio
- TV: TNT
- NBA Odds: Dallas Mavericks -3 / Total 228
Why bet on the Dallas Mavericks
The Race for seedings in the Western Conference is really beginning to heat up, with just 2 ½ games separating the #4 seed from the #7 seed, which is where the Dallas Mavericks find themselves at the moment. The Mavericks would certainly like to move up the standings and give themselves a more favorable draw in the opening round, but they are coming into this one off a loss that has dropped them to 6-4 in their last 10 games. They do have a shot at moving up, though, especially as they are only a single game back of the Houston Rockets in the Southwest Division. The Mavericks are a healthy 10-2 in division play, which includes 3 wins against the Spurs this season. Dallas is a perfect 7-0 ATS in their last 7 visits to San Antonio.
- Total Score: 116.52
- Field Goal %: 46.27
- Three Point %: 36.91
- Free Throw %: 77.34
- Total Rebounds: 47.03
- Total Score: 110.38
- Field Goal %: 45.32
- Three Point %: 34.31
- Free Throw %: 75.7
- Total Rebounds: 45.43
Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs
We are at the start of a new generation in San Antonio, with Tim Duncan taking over the coaching reins from Gregg Popovich a couple of weeks back. There is a lot of work to be done for Duncan to get this team back to the lofty standards they achieved when he was on the court and winning championships in San Antonio. This is a Spurs team that is way down the standings in the Western Conference, sitting 10 games below .500 at 26-36 on the season. San Antonio is coming into this one on the heels of back to back losses that have taken them to 4-6 in their last 10 games. They are winless against the Mavericks this season and are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Total Score: 113.06
- Field Goal %: 46.89
- Three Point %: 36.92
- Free Throw %: 80.9
- Total Rebounds: 44.5
- Total Score: 115.02
- Field Goal %: 46.95
- Three Point %: 37.62
- Free Throw %: 76.99
- Total Rebounds: 45.76
Mavericks vs Spurs NBA Betting Trends
- Dallas are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Dallas’ last 16 games.
- Dallas are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against San Antonio.
- Dallas are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games against San Antonio.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’ last 5 games on the road.
- San Antonio are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games.
- San Antonio are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games against Dallas.
- San Antonio are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
Mavericks vs Spurs Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The san Antonio Spurs do have a winning record at home, going 15-14 in their own building, but their struggles against the Mavericks this season suggests that they might be about to drop back to .500. I am on Dallas to win and cover here.
Dallas Mavericks 120 San Antonio Spurs 109