Two Texan teams meet this Thursday at the AT&T Center. The San Antonio Spurs will face the Dallas Mavericks in another 2021-22 NBA regular-season contest.
Before everything else, NitroBetting guides you through this preview. Get a closer look at the Spurs vs. Mavericks game down below. We feature essential event details, team and player statistics, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share betting trends and expert betting predictions that help you secure the best picks. Don’t forget to check out for more sports betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Spurs vs. Mavericks Game Information
- When: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: WOAI 1200 AM (Spurs) / 103.3 FM ESPN (Mavericks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs (+229) / Dallas Mavericks (-270)
Why Bet on the San Antonio Spurs?
The Spurs are on a three-game losing run and look to break the trend when they enter the AT&T Center this Thursday. This is a chance to secure a road win this season, but it’ll be a tough test for a team that lacks depth.
Nevertheless, the team is averaging 112.8 points per game(12th). They are not the best three-point shooting team in the league but are exceptional in the shaded area with 57.0 points in the paint per game (2nd). Additionally, knowing how Gregg Popovich operates, there’s no question that his side holds the best assist record in the league. The Spurs averaged 29.5 assists in their last four games.
Dejounte Murray holds the teams together. He tops the squad in assists and steals with 9.0 and 2.25, respectively. Keldon Johnson currently records a team-high 18.25 points per game, while Jakob Poeltl leads rebounding with 10.75 per game.
Doug McDermott is likely to miss the road trip with a swollen right knee. We expect Devin Vassell to take over the forward’s starting position. Other than that, the rest of the starters will suit up on Thursday.
Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?
The Mavs bounced back quickly after losing their opener and now hold a 2-1 record following a 116-106 home win against the Rockets. They look good when playing in front of their home crowd and we expect an exciting contest between the two Southwest Division teams.
Dallas is not the highest-scoring team in the league with 102.0 points per game (25th). But in contrast, they are one of the best teams when it comes to holding off opponents. The side is giving up 104.7 points per game, the ninth-best in the league. Additionally, they always get a handful of second-chance points. Jason Kidd’s squad grabs an average of 12.3 offensive rebounds per game, the fourth-best in the league right now.
The Mavs boast good rim protection with 5.3 blocks per game (11th). Kristaps Porzingis and Moses Brown share a team-high record of 2.0 blocks per game. Luka Doncic continues to prove his versatility. The forward tops the squad and averages 23.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists in the last three games.
Porzingis is under observation after a back injury he suffered against the Rockets. Maxi Kleber will hold starting forward duties if the team decides to sit him the Latvian unicorn out in this contest.
Spurs vs. Mavericks Betting Trends
- The Spurs are 6-4 in their last 10 regular-season road games against the Mavericks (5-5 ATS).
- The Spurs are 5-5 ATS in their last ten regular-season road games.
- The totals went over in two of the Spurs’ last five regular-season road games against the Mavericks.
- The Mavericks are 9-1 in their last ten regular-season games at the AT&T Center (5-5 ATS).
- The Mavericks scored 110 points or more in five of their last five home games.
- The totals went under in five of the Mavericks’ last ten home games.
Spurs vs. Mavericks Expert Betting Prediction
The Spurs are going to have their work cut out for them. But, there’s reason to believe that they can cover the spread in this contest. We’ve seen spurts of greatness come from Murray and Poeltl. If the two get some momentum going, we might even witness the team force a win. But the Mavericks get the advantage in this one due to better results in the past weeks. Home-court advantage is also a huge plus for Kidd and his players. Nevertheless, we anticipate exciting action on both ends of the court.
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