Spurs at Mavericks - 2/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (41-8) at Dallas Mavericks (28-24)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +7 -- Over/Under: 199.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, KENS, FSSW
The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks square off Friday at the American Airlines Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 104.6 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 91.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 19.9 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.2 assists and Manu Ginobili is grabbing three rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 10 of their last 15 road games. Tim Duncan is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 100.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 12.3 points and 1.9 assists. Chandler Parsons is dishing 2.4 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won eight of their last 12 home games. Deron Williams, Devin Harris and Salah Mejri are questionable.
The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Spurs have been real shaky without Duncan in the lineup, and all of their losses this season overall have come on the road. The Mavs play the Spurs tough and have covered nine of the last 13 meetings. If forced to pick this game, I'm taking my buckets.