San Antonio Spurs (25-20 ) vs Dallas Mavericks (20-23 )Date : 01/16/2019
Time : 8:30 PM ET
Location : American Airlines Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs will welcome the Spurs to American Airlines Center as they are coming off a loss against the Warriors while the Spurs loss to the Hornets. Game tips off at 8:30 PM ET.
San Antonio Spurs's Latest Performance :
The Spurs are coming off a loss against the Hornets. Leading the way for the Spurs was LaMarcus Aldridge kept up his offensive duties pitching a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds. Patty Mills notched 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting vs. the Hornets on Monday. He had an extra handful of touches tonight with Marco Belinelli (knee) and Rudy Gay (wrist) out, adding two rebounds, two triples, and one assist in 24 minutes. Gay is expected back on Wednesday vs. Dallas and Belinelli status remains questionable. Derrick White is having quite a remarkable season as he scored 18 points, he finished 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. He has now become a regular in Popovich’s rotation. It will be very interesting to see how to contain Luka in this game. DeMar will look to bounce back from his 14 points effort as he will be eyeing a Texas showdown victory.
Dallas Mavericks 's Latest Performance :
The Mavericks are coming off a tough loss against the Warriors as Luka had another terrific game, he finished with 26 points 8-of-18 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs, six boards, five assists, five 3-pointers and one steal in 32 minutes. He was going up against four all-star he was so composed while playing it feels like he has been playing in the NBA for years. The problem with the Mavs is that they need to find help for Luka as he can’t do it all by himself as we have seen the Mavs blown leads late in games. The Mavs are looking to shop DSJ with the Magic and Suns are the potential destination for him. Playing against the Spurs will be tough task for the Mavs considering how balanced they are as a team when comes to scoring. Luka will get his number but he teammates will have to step it up if they want to remain in the playoffs hunt.
How San Antonio Spurs & Dallas Mavericks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Mavericks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Spurs are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference.
Against The Spread Selection: San Antonio Spurs
My reason for the pick :
As good as the Mavs been at home this season they won’t be able to overcome the Spurs Coach Popovich will be prepared for Luka in this one. He will throw in a defensive scheme that Luka is not used to. As long as Luka don’t get others involved from the get-go the Spurs should be in good shape to steal this game on the road. The Spurs will be getting Gay back into the rotation as he gives the Spurs another option on offense something the Mavs are lacking. Once Luka gets a consistent scorer playing next to him he will be fine but not for this game. Go with the Spurs.
Betting trends for San Antonio Spurs:
- Spurs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Betting trends for Dallas Mavericks :
- Mavericks are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games.