Basketball betting fans in the Lone Star state are in hawg heaven right now as they have an awfully compelling home grown NBA playoff betting series unfolding right in their own back yard. The all-Texas NBA post season wagering series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks is perhaps the most interesting of all the Round 1 matchups and if Game 1 is anything to go by sports betting fans will be in for a real treat when Game 2 tips off on Wendday April 21st.
The Mavs took Game 1 with a mix of steady offense and healthy dose of Dirk Nowitzki. The German had nearly perfect night of offense shooting 12-14 from the field and going 12-12 at the charity stripe. That strong performance was the difference in this basketball betting contest and the Spurs must either shut down Dirk or get a big scoring night from one of their own international NBA betting stars.
Tim Duncan, the old reliable of the basketball betting scene, was as good as ever scoring 27 points and grabbing 8 boards in the loss, but he’s got to be better if this team wants to advance to Round 2 of the NBA playoff betting. Timmy’s got put 30-10 performances as he’s the anchor of this Spurs team. This is arguably the least talented of the many NBA playoff betting teams that Coach Greg Popovich has brought to the post season wagering in recent years and it has to have big numbers from Duncan to compensate for that lack of talent.
Manu Ginobli also had a strong game scoring 26 points in the losing effort but he faded down the stretch. Expect Tony Parker (18 points off the bench in Game 1) to be back in the starting lineup and power this team to a Game 2 basketball betting win.
Dallas played just about as well as it can play in the Game 1 win with Dirk playing flawlessly and Forward Caron Butler having one of the best post season games of his NBA betting career (22 points, 6 rebounds). Expect the Mavs level of play to drop off just a bit and that should be enough of a window for the well-seasoned Spurs to step in and steal a game on the road and even the basketball betting series at 1-1 before it heads to San Antonio.
This series should could turn out to be the most entertaining of the many Round 1 matchups and should make for very interesting NBA betting opportunities.