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San Antonio favored by 3 against Dallas on Thursday

Dallas MavericksSan Antonio Spurs
Jan 5, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

3-4TEAM RECORD4-2

The visiting Mavericks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at AT&T Center against the Spurs.

The Spurs bring a 4-2 record (3-3 ATS) to the battle against the 3-4 Mavericks, who are 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 3-3 so far and the Mavericks go 3-4.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Spurs installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 192.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Spurs and the No. 17-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-94 win for the Spurs on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 99.3 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 23 at 97.9 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.5 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas won its last outing, a 98-89 result against the Suns on January 4. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dallas got 20 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 98-89 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 101-95 winner at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Spurs grabbed a 101-95 win over the Warriors on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Tony Parker at AT&T Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 9-1
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Mavericks at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games when playing San Antonio
Dallas is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to New Orleans, Saturday, January 7
San Antonio home to Denver, Saturday, January 7

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