The Dallas Mavericks (20-16) are in San Antonio, Texas, to take on the San Antonio Spurs (12-23) today in their last game of the year. This will be the first time these two teams will meet this season, and it could be a battle.
The Mavs enter this game having defeated the Houston Rockets, 129-114, on Friday. They looked good, with Luka Doncic continuing to put up incredible numbers. He’ll be looking to do it again against a struggling Spurs.
The Spurs defeated the New York Knicks, 122-115, in their last contest. They shot 51.1% from the floor but will need to continue to work well in this regard if they want to rise out of their slump.
Dallas has taken five straight games, while the Spurs haven’t been able to find consistency. The Mavericks are going to control the pace of the game, but San Antonio will make things difficult for the Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks cover the -7.5 spread (-105)
The Mavs won’t have any trouble covering the spread. They’re seventh in adjusted offensive rating, with Doncic having a banner year. His average of 33.7 points per game is good for 50.7%, and Dallas is also successful in hitting shots from beyond the paint. They have kept their opponents away from the rim, forcing them to make inaccurate shots outside the arc.
Under 230.5 (-110)
Despite having difficulty keeping their opponents off the board, the Spurs have the highest defensive rating in the NBA at 119.3. In addition, their offensive prowess lately is leaving a lot to be desired. As a result, both teams will have difficulty finding the basket.
Doncic under 32.5 (-104)
Doncic continues to put up triple-doubles, finding success last Tuesday against the New York Knicks and then against the Houston Rockets on Thursday. He’s going to have another good night, but the Spurs defense is going to make it difficult for him to achieve the same level of success.
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