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NBA: Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 12/23/2023

The San Antonio Spurs (4-23) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (16-12) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at American Airlines Center. Both the Spurs and Mavericks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.

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The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Bulls, Devin Vassell was the top scorer for the Spurs’ offense, scoring 21 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. Zach Collins put up 14 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as San Antonio ended up losing the game with a final score of 114-95.

The Spurs have gone 1-4 in their last five games and have an overall record of 4-23. In the Western Conference, they are 15th and are 5th in the Southwest Division.

San Antonio has an overall ATS record of 11-16 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 5-8 compared to a 6-8 record vs. the spread at home.

The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Mavericks is coming off a loss to the Rockets in their latest game, ending with a score of 122-96. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Mavericks failed to cover the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 218 points fell short of the set over/under line of 222.

In their last ten games, the Mavericks are 5-5 and come into today’s game vs. the Spurs with an overall record of 16-12. On the road, the Mavericks are 9-6 this season, while going 7-6 at home.

Dallas holds a .500 ATS record for the season, standing at 14-14 ATS. The Mavericks have suffered four consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 12-6 against the spread when they are the favorites.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

San Antonio has recorded an average of 110.3 points per game (27th) throughout 27 games games. Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.7 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as San Antonio is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 102.6 possessions per game.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Mavericks’ offense is rated 8th in the league in scoring, averaging 118.1 points per contest. When looking at the Mavericks pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 99.7. Even though the team adopts an up-tempo pace, there is room for improvement in their scoring efficiency, as they rank 20th in the league in terms of overall field goal percentage, currently at 55%.

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So far, the Spurs’ defense is ranked 27 in the league at 122.2 points per contest.

On two point field goal attempts, the Spurs’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.4% and allowing 38.5% from beyond the arc.

Mavericks Team Defense

Looking at the Mavericks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 117.9 points per game (22).

Opponents are hitting 56.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.7% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Spurs And Mavericks

In today’s game, we anticipate Devin Vassell leading the scoring for the Spurs, contributing 14 points while shooting 5/10 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 18.3 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Tim Hardaway Jr. to be the top scorer for the Mavericks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 40.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 17.4 points per game.

Spurs vs Mavericks Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-10 while going 3-7 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 103 points per game in these contests.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Dallas has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 110 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Dallas has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 7-3 straight up.

Spurs vs Mavericks Prediction

Not only do we have the Mavericks winning this one by a score of 113-101, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Mavericks at -7.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 239.5, and our model projects the Spurs and Mavericks to reach a combined total of 214 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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