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Mavs host Spurs in NBA betting

American Airlines Center features a Texas-sized NBA battle between the host Dallas Mavericks and the visiting San Antonio Spurs in betting action on Friday.

The Mavericks are 48-20 so far on the season, and 35-31-2 ATS vs. the number. The Spurs, meanwhile, are 54-13 and 37-28-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 41-27 and the Spurs go 35-32 on the totals.

View San Antonio vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, such as Bovada while the total was hovering around 199 at most shops. The best total line was at 5Dimes early Friday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks - Spurs odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 6 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 106-103 win for the Spurs.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 11 in the league with 42.2 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 5 with 8.2 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 98.9 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 110-80 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. San Antonio was run off the court by the Heat on Monday as Miami blasted them 110-80 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 112-106 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Golden State was victimized by Dirk Nowitzki for 34 points as the Mavericks defeated the Warriors 112-106 in NBA action on Wednesday.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Spurs at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games at home
Dallas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 19
Dallas home to Golden State, Sunday, March 20