San Antonio hosts the Mavericks while trying to extend their lead as the best team in the West. Dallas sits a couple games out of the eighth and last playoff spot. Find NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Dallas (30-33) is just two years removed from winning their NBA title but have gone through their bit of struggles this season. The Mavericks have won four games in a row leading up to this matchup with the Spurs including three on the road. Dallas has dropped all three games to the Spurs thus far this season, with one being on the road. O.J. Mayo leads the team in scoring with just over 17 per game as Dirk Nowitzki has gone on a decline this year with only 16 a game. Dirk has averaged over 20 for the past 12 seasons.
San Antonio (49-16) has quietly put together another season that cannot be equaled. It seems like every year the Spurs are at the top of the food chain, methodically maneuvering their schedule. Tony Parker leads the team in points (21) and assists (7.6) per game but is currently out with an ankle injury. San Antonio has lost two of their last three with the losses coming to Minnesota and Portland. The lone win, however, can against Oklahoma City, who owns the second-best record in the West.
Dallas is a very solid 37-26 ATS and is 15-14 after wins. In conference games Dallas has put up a record of 24-15 and 21-13 on the road. San Antonio is 37-27-2 ATS and is 10-5 after losses. At home, the Spurs are 17-11-2 and 17-20-2 in games against Western Conference opponents.
San Antonio is the safe pick, as it seems unlikely for a team who is over 30 games over .500 to lose three of their last four games. It just does not happen often at all but Dallas has playoff life with the Kobe injury so the Mavericks will cover at www.sportsbookroom.com.