Dallas Mavericks (4-2) vs San Antonio Spurs (3-2)Date : 10/29/2018
Time : 8:30 PM ET
Location : AT&T Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs will welcome the Mavericks to AT&T center for a Texas showdown the Spurs are coming off a win over the Lakers as the Mavs have now dropped three straight games. Game tips off at 8:30 PM ET.
Dallas Mavericks's Latest Performance :
The Mavericks have now lost three straight games heading into the games with the Lakers. The Mavericks are a team that has young talent mixed with veteran players it is going to take some time for them to be all on the same page. It doesn’t get much easier as they will be playing their rival the Spurs. DeAndre Jordan is coming off a career night as he had 9 assists against the Jazz in a losing effort to go along with the 9 dimes he added 12 points (4-of-5 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 19 rebounds and one block. It looks like the Mavericks have their starting center for the future after lacking one after they have won the title back in 2011 with Chandler. Dennis Smith Jr. carried the load for Dallas in the third and he did not miss a shot the entire quarter he ended the game with 27 points. The Mavericks must do a better job at closing out games as they let the Jazz game slip out of their hands. The Mavs will need Barnes to get things going offensively as he will be going up against DeMar in his next outing. Through two games he’s 8-of-30 from the field and 1-of-9 from deep this is not the stat line you want out of your starting small forward.
San Antonio Spurs's Latest Performance :
The Spurs are looking to make two wins in a row after taking down the Lakers, it is great to see that the Spurs are doing well despite their starting point guard Murray went down earlier in the season because of an ACL injury. DeMar DeRozan was great for the Spurs in his last game dropping a stat line of 30 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and one block in 39 minutes. He came up clutch when the Spurs needed him the most. He’s scored 28+ in four of his first five games with the Spurs he is bound to have a great season with the Spurs. Rudy Gay scored an efficient 16 points off the bench although he did not play in the first half Coach Pop trusted his game and played him more in the second half which proved to be the right move. Marco Belinelli ability to cut to the rim and shoot the ball gave the Spurs an opportunity to win against the Lakers, his game isn’t flashy but he always makes the right play. Playing against Dallas the Spurs will get a chance to go up against the Luka and company.
How Dallas Mavericks & San Antonio Spurs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Against The Spread Selection: San Antonio Spurs -6.5
My reason for the pick :
The Spurs should be able to pick up the win at home over the Mavericks in this game as DeMar will become more comfortable being a playmaker for the Spurs. It doesn’t matter who you plug into the Spurs system coach Pop will make it work. Coming off a win against the Lakers the Spurs have shown us early into the season they can compete with anyone and they have the players to do it. For the Mavericks, Barnes will continue to struggle from the floor as the Mavericks won’t be able to win a lot of games if Barnes doesn’t find his shooting touch as they drop their fourth game in a row.
Betting trends for Dallas Mavericks:
- Mavericks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Betting trends for San Antonio Spurs:
- Spurs are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games.