San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks - 10/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (2-1) vs San Antonio Spurs (1-3)
Game Info: Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks meet Thursday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center. The San Antonio Spurs need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win to build on their 2-1 record.
The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 112.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 18.3 points and four rebounds, while Jakob Poeltl is averaging 16 points and 3.5 assists. Dejounte Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Lonnie Walker IV is dishing 3.3 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 23.7 points and 8.7 assists, while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Boban Marjanovic is grabbing four rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Spurs last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Mavericks last 7 overall. The Spurs are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs still have defensive issues they need to clean up and the roster has some injuries, but they've been competitive up to this point and just took the Lakers to overtime. The Dallas Mavericks are a talented team that will turn things around eventually, but their offensive issues have been real and Porzingis is dealing with an injury, which doesn't help matters. I don't like the way the Mavs are playing right now. In-state rivalry as well. Give me the Spurs and the free buckets.
Randy’s Pick San Antonio Spurs -6.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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