Spurs at Mavericks - 3/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (44-25) at Dallas Mavericks (44-27)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +1 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: KENS, FSSW, TNT
The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks play Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 97.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing five assists and Danny Green is shooting 42.8 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 49.6 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points in 12 straight games. The Spurs have won four of their last five road games and this is just their fourth road game of the month. Aron Baynes is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Dallas Mavericks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 104.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19 points and 4.2 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 45.8 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 48.8 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed 100-plus points in five of their last eight games. The Mavs have won seven of their last 10 home games and could use a win to get out of the seventh seed in the West. J J Barea is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Southwest. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southwest. The Spurs are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the road team is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Spurs are starting to hit their stride while the Mavs have been up and down ever since Rajon Rondo joined the team. In a pick em game, I have no choice but to back the Spurs with the way they're playing.