When the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks play of late, it’s usually quite close but the Spurs win. Will that continues on Wednesday night from Dallas? The Spurs opened as very slight NBA betting favorites.
How to Bet Spurs vs Mavericks NBA Week 14 Odds & Game Info
- When: Wednesday, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
- TV: NBA TV
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- Radio: TuneIn
- NBA Week 14 Odds: Dallas Mavericks -1 (Total 218)
Nine of the last 10 regular-season meetings between the Mavericks and Spurs have been decided by seven points or less. San Antonio has gone 8-2 in those 10 games, however. The Spurs won 113-108 in overtime at home on Oct. 29. Luka Doncic poured in a team-high 31 points, including 24 after halftime, to go along with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 40 minutes. Doncic became the first player to post a 30-8-4 stat line within his first seven career games since Michael Jordan in 1984-85.
Dennis Smith Jr. added 22 points, four assists, and two steals, but missed a free throw in the closing seconds of regulation that could’ve been a game-clincher for Dallas. The Spurs had six players score in double figures, led by 34 points from DeMar DeRozan, who also contributed a game-high nine assists. Rudy Gay had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Why Bet on San Antonio?
The Spurs were stunned at home by Charlotte, an awful road team, 108-93 on Monday. Former Spurs great Tony Parker made his return to San Antonio with eight points, four assists, three rebounds, and no turnovers. The Spurs honored Parker before the game with a two-minute video of his career highlights in San Antonio, including being drafted with the 28th pick in 2001 and his four NBA championships with the team.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 28 points and 10 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan had just 14. DeRozan has not been scoring as efficiently as he was to start his Spurs career. “I’m not worried about it,” DeRozan said. “Sometimes I embrace the struggle whenever it comes because once you get out of it you become more appreciative of the struggle and you kind of get a better rhythm from there.” He’s been averaging 17.5 points on 17.4 shots per game over his last eight, shooting just 39.6% from the field.
Derrick White scored 18 points, adding seven assists, four rebounds, one block and two triples in 34 minutes. He finished 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, bouncing back nicely after his 8-point game on Saturday. His usage rate is up by nearly 7% when Rudy Gay (wrist) and Marco Belinelli (knee) are off the court. Patty Mills notched 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting vs. the Hornets on Monday. He had an extra handful of touches with Belinelli and Gay out. Neither is likely to play here.
San Antonio ranks first in the NBA in fewest turnovers, coughing up 12.5 per game. They have turned the ball over 10-or-fewer times in 15 games this season, which is the most such games in the NBA. No. 9 is Charlotte at 12.9.
- Total Score: 111.84
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.86
- Three-Point Percentage: 40.20
- Free Throw Percentage: 82.03
- Total Rebounds: 44.47
- Total Score: 109.44
- Field Goal Percentage: 46.19
- Three-Point Percentage: 35.56
- Free Throw Percentage: 76.04
- Total Rebounds: 44.04
Why Bet on Dallas?
The Mavs had a two-game winning streak snapped in a 119-114 home loss to Golden State on Sunday. Steph Curry scored 48 points and tied his season high for 3s in a game. Curry’s 11 3s were the most ever by a Mavericks opponent. The last one was his most important, snapping a 114-all tie with 42 seconds to play.
Stud rookie Luka Doncic had 26 points (8-of-18 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), six boards, five assists, five 3-pointers, and one steal in 32 minutes. Over the weekend, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the 19-year-old Doncic “is already an All-Star.” Doncic is currently second in All-Star voting for Western Conference players — only LeBron James has received more votes.
Jalen Brunson finished Sunday’s game with 12 points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and a pair of 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Brunson came in averaging 6.2 points and 2.1 assists in 16.4 minutes per game, but those numbers are likely to rise with J.J Barea (Achilles) done for the season. He had surgery Monday.
Dennis Smith Jr. (illness) is questionable for Wednesday’s game vs. the Spurs. He has missed each of the Mavs previous three contests due to back soreness. However, according to the Mavs’ latest injury report, he is questionable for this game due to an illness, which means the back pain is apparently no longer an issue. The Mavs are reportedly shopping Smith, who doesn’t fit next to Doncic so that’s why they might be holding him out.
Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said that Dirk Nowitzki’s role could be volatile going forward. Nowitzki shot 1-of-3 from the field to finish Sunday’s home loss with three points, two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes.
“There may be some games he doesn’t play because of matchups that just don’t look good,” Carlisle said. “There may be instances where he plays in the first half but not in the second half if things aren’t looking favorable for the second half.”
- Total Score: 110.02
- Field Goal Percentage: 45.07
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.79
- Free Throw Percentage: 74.66
- Total Rebounds: 46.09
- Total Score: 109.65
- Field Goal Percentage: 45.96
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.51
- Free Throw Percentage: 76.56
- Total Rebounds: 43.84
Spurs vs Mavericks NBA Betting Trends
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas
- Road team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings
- Underdog is 22-4 ATS in the last 26 meetings
- San Antonio is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games
- San Antonio is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio’s last 9 games
- Dallas is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
- Dallas is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 7 games
Expert NBA Betting Prediction for Spurs vs Mavericks
Mavs win by 5, so give the points.