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Spurs take on the Mavericks in Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks are just 2-8 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the San Antonio Spurs as those teams meet in NBA betting action at the sportsbooks on Thursday night.

And the Mavericks are on a five-game SU losing skid against the Spurs heading into Thursday, covering the spread in just one of those contests. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in three of the last five games between the teams.

The Spurs will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 15-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mavericks are 14-13-1 ATS. San Antonio is 18-11 against the total, while Dallas is 16-12 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Spurs listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 207 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Mavericks - Spurs odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Spurs sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 100-95 win for the Spurs.

San Antonio was a 111-98 loser in its last match at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 209 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. San Antonio suffered a 111-98 loss against Houston on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Manu Ginobili in a losing effort at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 111-104 winner as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dirk Nowitzki went off for 31 points and added 6 rebounds leading Dallas to a 111-104 win over Houston on Monday at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 103.79 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 4 at 96 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 46.62% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 48.44% per game.

Next up:
San Antonio home to Sacramento, Sunday, December 29th
Dallas at Chicago, Saturday, December 28th