Spurs at Mavericks - 4/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (66-15) at Dallas Mavericks (42-39)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: KENS, FSSW
The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks end the regular season Wednesday at the American Airlines Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for one last win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103.9 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 92.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.1 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.3 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks look to build more momentum after winning seven of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 12.5 points and 1.9 assists. J.J. Barea is dishing 4.1 assists and David Lee is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won four straight home games.
The Spurs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The underdog is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Even with the Spurs resting all of their guys, they still compete at a high level with their backups. We've seen the Spurs win games outright with their second unit. I don't love the game, as this time of the year is horrible. However, for the sake of the article, I'd take the points.