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Spurs are the Best Bet in the NBA

The San Antonio Spurs are perfect at home on paper (23-0 SU) but have looked beatable in recent games. The Spurs barely edged the New York Knicks 100-99 last week while bouncing back against the Cleveland Cavaliers and coming out on top 99-95. Dating back to last season, San Antonio has not lost on home court since March. Next up on the docket is a Sunday home date with their inter-state rival, the Dallas Mavericks.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 8-1 in the Mavericks' last 9 games vs. the Western Conference.
  • The OVER is 5-2 in the Spurs' last 7 overall.
  • The Mavericks are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win.

It’s a big sample size, but anyone betting on this game will need to take note of this particular trend: the underdog is a sizzling 12-2 ATS in the last 14 times these teams have gotten together.

UNDER bettors are also loving this series, and for good reason. The UNDER is 5-0 in the last five tilts between the clubs.

The perennially competitive Spurs are always reliable on the court, however that hasn’t always translated to the betting window. It’s been a much different story this season, though. Tim Duncan and company are a phenomenal 28-13 ATS — good enough to make them the best bet in the Association.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the San Antonio Spurs as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -10.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 197.5 for Sunday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 105-94 victory for the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Antonio Spurs sport a record of 35-6 and 28-13 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Dallas Mavericks sit at 23-18 and 24-16-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 18-22-1 for the San Antonio Spurs and 17-24 for the Dallas Mavericks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Antonio vs Dallas injuries news.

The Spurs - Mavericks betting odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power rankings. San Antonio is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Dallas Mavericks sit at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 6-rated NBA squad against Dallas's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 25 in the league with 7.05 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 9.51 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mavericks grabbed a 83-77 win over the Bulls on Friday, behind a 21-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at United Center.

Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and chipped in with 20 rebounds for San Antonio on Thursday, leading the Spurs to a 99-95 victory over Cleveland at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing San Antonio
  • San Antonio is 14-4 ATS in its last 18 games
  • San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 7 games
  • San Antonio is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Boston, Monday, January 18th
San Antonio at Phoenix, Thursday, January 21st