San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks - 11/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (2-10) at San Antonio Spurs (10-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs meet Monday night in a NBA matchup at the AT&T Center on NBATV.
The Dallas Mavericks are desperate for a victory that would snap a rough five-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 90.7 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 21.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while Jonathan Gibson is averaging 18.5 points and three assists. J.J. Barea is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Matthews is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost four straight road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to keep the ball rolling and build on their solid five-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 97.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.8 points and 2.9 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Pau Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is dishing 3.7 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost three of their last five home games.
The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are certainly having their issues on the offensive end and those aren't going to go away given the lack of talent on the roster. However, getting 16 free points in a NBA game regardless of the matchup seems like a gift. I just can't lay this type of number. Give me Dallas and the points.