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Dallas MavericksSan Antonio Spurs
20-15January 08, 2014, 07:00 | AT&T Center27-8

San Antonio will look to improve on its 27-8 record on Wednesday when they host Dallas in NBA odds action at AT&T Center.

The Mavericks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 18-16-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spurs are 18-17 ATS. Dallas is 18-17 against the total, while San Antonio is 23-12 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Spurs sat as -8-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 208.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 17-rated Mavericks taking on the No. 8-rated Spurs in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-95 win for the Spurs on Wednesday.

The Mavericks were a 110-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (207) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki went off for 27 points and added 7 rebounds leading Dallas over Los Angeles, 110-97, on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.

The Spurs were a 110-108 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors. The Spurs got a 24-point performance from Tim Duncan, who added 17 rebounds as San Antonio ran past Memphis 110-108 on Tuesday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 7-ranked offense (104.54 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 21 at 101.4 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.79% from the field per game, more than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (46.76% on average).

A few Mavericks at Spurs trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 11-4-1 SU in its last 16 games
San Antonio is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
San Antonio is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Antonio's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Charlotte, Friday, January 10th
San Antonio home to Minnesota, Sunday, January 12th