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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


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.

View Dallas vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

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.

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