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Dan Hunter 09 Mar 2021
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San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks Tips


The San Antonio Spurs will take on the Dallas Mavericks in Texas on Thursday, March 11 in a Western Conference, Southwest Division grudge match. The Spurs and the Mavericks are 1st and 2nd respectively in the division and separated only by a few percentage points.

While there is little to split these two, Dallas have been the in-form team of the pair, winning eight of their last 10 games, including the last three. By comparison, although San Antonio are 6-4 in their last 10 games, they have lost three of their last five matches.

In games played within their division, Dallas have been the more impressive, winning four and losing just once, while San Antonio are 4-5. Based off both teams recent results and their win over the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the season, I’m backing the Dallas Mavericks to win a close game on Thursday.

  • San Antonio 1st in Southwest Division 
  • San Antonio 18-14 this season 
  • Dallas 2nd in Southwest Division 
  • Dallas 18-16 this season 

Head to Head


The San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks have played each other a total of 185 times in NBA regular-season games, and San Antonio leads their head-to-head with 113 wins to 72. A look at their last eight games dating back to the beginning of 2019 reveals that both teams have won four matches each. In their most recent meeting in January this year, the Mavericks won 122-117.

San Antonio Spurs Form


The San Antonio Spurs are currently top of the Southwest Division with 18 wins and 14 defeats for a win percentage of 0.563. That puts them seventh overall in the Western Conference, and in line for a postseason playoff place. The Spurs have a 9-10 home record, and are 9-4 on the road this season. 

In their last 10 games San Antonio are 6-4, although they have suffered three defeats in their last five matches. Last time out they were beaten 107-102 by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

San Antonio’s MVP this season has been Demar Derozan, who was averaged 20 points per game, and also tops their stats for assists, with 7.2. Also key for San Antonio have been Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson and Jakob Poeltl. 

The Spurs have suffered recently from four postponements that hit them in mid February and kept them off the courts for almost 2 weeks. Prior to that enforced break San Antonio were 5-1 in their last six games, and since then they have won two matches and lost three.

Dallas Mavericks Form


The Dallas Mavericks record this season is 18 wins and 16 defeats for a win percentage of 0.529. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games, and currently on a three-game winning streak, with just one defeat in their last six matches. Dallas are second in the South West Division, and hanging on to eighth place in the Western Conference.

That eighth place is crucial as upon the conclusion of the regular season, the top eight teams from both conferences go through to the NBA Playoffs. Dallas will be only too aware that they cannot afford to become complacent as they have both the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies breathing down their necks.

Outstanding for Dallas this season has been Luka Doncic, who is not only their leading points scorer with an average of 28.6 per game, but also leads the team stats for rebounds with 8.4 and assists with 9.0 per game. 

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Verdict

While the San Antonio Spurs currently top the Southwest Division, second placed Dallas have been the form team of late, losing just two of their last 11 games, and on a run of three straight wins. By comparison, the Spurs were hit with a series of four straight postponements in mid February which cost them valuable court-time.
 
Since returning the courts, San Antonio have lost three of their last five, including a defeat to Oklahoma City on Friday. Based on the current form of both teams and Dallas’s victory over the Spurs earlier in the season, I’m backing the Mavericks to win this game by 10 points or less, in a match that will have a combined points total of 230 or less.

Best Bet: Dallas Winner @-208.33 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Dallas 5-8 Winning Margin @600.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Dallas 9-12 Winning Margin @650.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Over 225.5 Total Points @150.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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