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Mavericks visit Spurs in hoops battle

Dallas MavericksSan Antonio Spurs
Dec 23, 7:00 PM | AT&T Center

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

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A key NBA battle sees the visiting Mavericks travelling to San Antonio Sunday to face the Spurs on Sunday.

The Mavericks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 13-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spurs are 16-11-1 ATS. Dallas is 16-11 against the total, while San Antonio is 15-13 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Mavericks were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 201 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Spurs and the No. 22-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-99 win for the Spurs on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 104.2 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 27 at 101.5 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.7 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas was a 92-82 loser in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 174 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mavericks endured a 92-82 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Friday, despite a 14-point effort from Shawn Marion at FedExForum.

The Spurs were a 99-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Spurs got a 25-point performance from Tony Parker as San Antonio ran past New Orleans 99-94 on Friday at AT&T Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Mavericks at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Dallas's last 13 games when playing San Antonio
Dallas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games

Next up:
Dallas at Oklahoma City, Thursday, December 27
San Antonio home to Toronto, Wednesday, December 26