Mavericks host Spurs in basketball action
San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Dallas and San Antonio on Friday, with the host Mavericks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
The Spurs will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 25-19-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mavericks are 23-19 ATS. San Antonio is 20-25 against the total, while Dallas is 25-16-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Mavericks and the No. 1-rated Spurs in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 109-98 win for the Spurs on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 100.2 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 9 at 96 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 48.6% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 99.2 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 106-102 winner at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tiago Splitter scored 25 points for San Antonio on Wednesday, leading the Spurs to a 106-102 victory over New Orleans at AT&T Center.
Dallas won its last outing, a 111-105 result against the Magic on January 20. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mavericks got a 20-point performance from Shawn Marion, who added 10 rebounds as Dallas ran past Orlando 111-105 on Sunday at Amway Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 10-0
After a win are 7-3
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 8-2
After playing Orlando are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Spurs at Mavericks trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas's last 15 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio home to Phoenix, Saturday, January 26
Dallas home to Phoenix, Sunday, January 27