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San Antonio SpursDallas Mavericks
March 17, 9:00 PM | American Airlines Center

San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

29-13TEAM RECORD25-20

The Mavericks will be trying to slam the Spurs on Saturday when the teams tip off at American Airlines Center in NBA betting action.

Supporters of the Spurs have seen them go 29-13 and 25-16-1 ATS so far this season, while the Mavericks are at 25-20 and 22-23 ATS. In totals betting, the Mavericks are 20-25, while the Spurs are 23-19.

View San Antonio vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Mavericks as 1-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 195.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Mavericks and the No. 12-rated Spurs in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-98 win for the Spurs on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 94.5 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.5 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.1 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 114-105 winner as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 219 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Thunder were burned for 25 points by Tony Parker on Friday as the Spurs picked up a 114-105 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Dallas won its last outing, a 101-96 result against the Bobcats on March 15. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was scorched by Dirk Nowitzki for 27 points as the Mavericks defated the Bobcats 101-96 in NBA action on Thursday.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Spurs at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
San Antonio is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Dallas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas's last 11 games when playing San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio home to Minnesota, Wednesday, March 21
Dallas at Denver, Monday, March 19

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