Two Texan teams meet for their second game of the regular season, featuring the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks. This time around, the Spurs hit the road to play in the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The Spurs and Mavs occupy the 7th and 8th seed of the Western Conference, respectively, making the NBA odds more interesting than it already is.
With the Mavs securing the first win of their 3 scheduled regular-season games, the Spurs are looking for payback to make it an even 1-1 before their third bout in April.
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Spurs vs. Mavericks Game Information
- When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN (Mavericks) / WOAI 1200 AM (Spurs)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -185 / -4.5 (-104) / 223.0 (-104)
Why Bet on the San Antonio Spurs?
The Spurs currently faced problems of a worn-out lineup, involving key players LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Gay, and Derrick White. This means most of the load is going to have to be carried by DeMar DeRozan, Dejounte Murray, and Patty Mills. Their recent match against the Thunder emphasized the team’s need to reduce turnovers. This was a huge factor in their recent home loss.
They started to lose their footing in the second half of the game, giving up easy buckets to the Thunder. The latter stages of the game told a different story, which the team has to abolish should they want to close down margins in the NBA odds.
As long as the Spurs keep composure and set a good tempo throughout the game, they can keep the scoreline close, or even create a sizable lead. Furthermore, if DeRozan continues to keep his presence alive up to the 4th quarter, scoring and producing assists, it can be difficult to stop the Spurs.
Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?
The Mavs look promising with their 3-game winning streak that boasts a strong 98-115 road win against Eastern Conference heavyweights Brooklyn Nets. On top of that, the Mavs scored their most recent win against the Thunder without the help of Luka Doncic.
This goes to show that the team can operate efficiently despite the absence of their star player. With some much-needed rest, Hardaway Jr. and Richardson can create more openings for Doncic and in turn, have more open looks thanks to Doncic’s passing skills.
Despite the lack of another shot creator, the Mavs will remain a threat with Doncic on the floor. His presence alone is capable of shifting the NAB betting odds. The guard returns on Wednesday night with impressive numbers, recording 28.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 9.0 assists with a 26.31 player efficiency rating.
Spurs vs. Mavericks Betting Trends
- The Spurs are 3-2 in their last 5 road games.
- The Spurs are 7-3 against the spread when playing the Mavs
- The total has gone under in 3 of the Spurs’ last 5 games.
- The Mavs scored over 100 points in 8 of their last 10 games.
- The Mavs won their previous meeting against the Spurs on the road.
- The Mavs are 8-2 in the last 10 games.
Spurs vs. Mavericks Expert Betting Prediction
Expect competitive Spurs vs. Mavs odds with numerous winning opportunities for fans of both teams. The Spurs might look unpredictable due to the injuries, but DeRozan and Murray can make waves offensively. They were able to pull off unexpected wins throughout the regular season, and that is why they will remain a threat to any team.
Meanwhile, Dallas is beginning to pick up can be very tough to take down as well, considering that the Mavs a have a healthy lineup.
Not a lot separates the two teams, making it an exciting game to bet on. Looking at numbers alone, the Mavs might have an easier time getting the outright win but do not discount the Spurs as they can cover the spread and at the same time carry out a surprise victory.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.