Dallas Mavericks (2-4) at San Antonio Spurs (3-2)
|Date & Time||Monday October 29, 2018, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -6.5 -- Over/Under: 216
The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs meet Monday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a nice road victory that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 113.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Wesley Matthews is averaging 19.6 points and 2.8 assists while Luka Doncic is averaging 19.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is dishing three assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 48.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost all three road games this season.
The San Antonio Spurs look for their third home win of the season to build on their 3-2 record. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 113.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 49.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 27.2 points and 7.8 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gay is grabbing eight rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 41.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 13 of their last 14 home games.
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in San Antonio, 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 21-5 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are an improved basketball team that has a lot of youth and talent, but they've been badly outplayed for the most part when stepping up in comp, and they're on the end of a back to back. The San Antonio Spurs have been hit or miss out of the gate, but you figure things will improve over time and you still have to like the scoring depth and defensive effort of this club. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Spurs at home.