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Mavericks hit floor versus the Spurs

The Dallas Mavericks have lost seven straight games against the San Antonio Spurs as those Texas rivals hit the hardwood together again in NBA betting action at the sportsbooks on Sunday.

The Mavericks are 2-8 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Spurs, last beating them back in March 2012. In the most recent game between the two teams on January 8 the Spurs pulled out a 112-90 home victory as a 5-point favorite.

Supporters of the Mavericks have seen them go 36-24 and 32-27-1 ATS so far this season, while the Spurs are at 42-16 and 28-30 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Spurs are 34-24, while the Mavericks are 32-28.

View Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 212 at BetOnline and other shops.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 17-rated Spurs and the No. 10-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-97 win for the Spurs on Sunday.

The Mavericks were a 100-91 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas got 20 points from Monta Ellis but lost anyway 100-91 against the Bulls on Friday at American Airlines Center.

San Antonio won its last outing, a 92-82 result against the Bobcats on February 28. The Spurs covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tim Duncan scored 17 points leading the Spurs to a 92-82 victory over Charlotte at AT&T Center on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 9-ranked offense (103.83 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 22 at 102.03 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.83% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (47.27% on average).

A few Mavericks at Spurs trends to consider:
Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games
San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Denver, Wednesday, March 5th
San Antonio at Cleveland, Tuesday, March 4th