San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks 12/26/2019 NBA Picks and Previews
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San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks 12/26/2019 – This is the battle of two Texas teams as the San Antonio Spurs head to the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and play Kristaps Porzinigis and the Dallas Mavericks. Both teams have been alternating wins and losses for their past games. This match will happen a day after Christmas day and 8 pm Eastern Time. NBA fans can catch the game on TV via TNT and NBA League Pass subscribers can watch the game as well. It is not sure that Luka Doncic will play in this game but NBA Game Odds still pick Dallas to win over San Antonio.
San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks 12/26/2019
San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks 12/26/2019 Betting Odds
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs look clicking scoring 145 points against the Memphis Grizzlies. LaMarcus Aldridge had a 40-point night to go with 9 rebounds, 5 assists and dropped three three-pointers from beyond the arc. Center Trey Lyles also had his way inside the Grizzlies defense with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Demar Derozan had a double-double with 26 points and 10 assists. Against the Mavericks they need Brian Forbes to start clicking again. His numbers have been down lately and with him shooting well will create more space for Dejounte Murray and Marco Bellini.
Players to watch: D. DeRozan SG 29 GP 29 GS 33.7 MIN 20.9 PTS 0.6 OR 4.8 DR 5.3 REB 4.9 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.6 TO 3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.06 PER
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Dallas Mavericks ended their Eastern Conference run with a disappointing 2-4 for the last six games. But in those wins, they shocked the Sixers and Bucks. This proves that they can compete with the best even without sophomore guard Luka Doncic. Their last loss was registered against the Toronto Raptors with Krustaps Porzingis doing 19 points and 12 rebounds but he shot 33% from the field. A bright spot was Jalen Brunson who filled up for Doncic and finished with 21 points, 9 assists and four rebounds. The silver lining with the Mavericks right now is getting other players involved and be more comfortable with the team’s system while Doncic is out. So far, so good but the Spurs are starting to get their act up and the Mavericks are glad they are playing at home.
Players to Watch: K. Porzingis PF 28 GP 28 GS 31.3 MIN 17.6 PTS 1.9 OR 7.7 DR 9.6 REB 1.4 AST 0.6 STL 2.1 BLK 1.5 TO 3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 17.25 PER.
San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks 12/26/2019 Betting Numbers
San Antonio Spurs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games.
Dallas are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games.
San Antonio Spurs
Luka Doncic PG Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
Dallas had more success on the road rather than in their home court. The Mavs are 8-7 at home while 11-3 on the road. Still, Online Sportsbook is telling that the Mavs have the upper hand in this game. This just shows how deadly the team’s potential be and if Luka decides to play, it will be a long night for the Spurs.
Moneyline: Underdog Spurs are handed the ML of +230 if they win against the Mavs. It is a -280 for Dallas on the other hand.
ATS: The Mavericks hold the edge in this game with a -6.5 across the spread while the Spurs are on the other side with a +6.5.
TOTALs: The Spurs are expected to go over in the 226.5 total given for this game while the Mavericks are going below.
Score Prediction: 116 – 110 Mavericks