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San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks - 4/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs
Date & Time Wednesday April 10, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
AT&T Center
San Antonio, Texas
The Line
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -14 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
KENS
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The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs meet Wednesday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.

The Dallas Mavericks look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 108.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 21.2 points and 5.9 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. Dwight Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.

The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.3 points and 6.2 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21.2 points and 9.1 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 13 of their last 15 home games.

The Mavericks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest. The Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 road games.

It seems like whenever the Spurs and Mavericks meet it results in a close, competitive game, and it's been no different this season. The Mavericks continue to compete despite the losses and are actually 7-2 ATS as a double-digit underdog. The Spurs have been hit or miss all season long and are 2-5 ATS as a double-digit favorite. This is also Dirk's last game before he retires, so I expect an honest effort from his teammates here. This line is just too thick for me to back the Spurs, so give me the Mavs and the boatload of points.

Pick:
Dallas Mavericks +14

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