Basketball betting news… These two teams played a very tight first game in Dallas as the battle for Texas Dominance and a place in the Western Conference Semi Finals started.
Both the Spurs and the Maverick had things to work on before this game. The Spurs went back home to work on things and have been fired up by their coach, while Dallas has been working on and expecting more from the defense. More than likely both teams will be playing very tight basketball, as this is a very pivotal game, possibly of the entire series and it is expected that both teams will be improving their defenses.
The Mavericks are slight 53.8 percent favorites over the Spurs. The Spurs are shooting 45.8 percent from the field and the Mavericks are forecasted to shoot 43.3 percent. The rebounding battle is pretty even with the Spurs projected for 42.8 rebounds vs. 42.8 for the Mavericks. The Mavericks are committing fewer turnovers at 11.6 vs 14.1 for the Spurs. The Spurs are making 6.3 three pointers on 35.7 percent from three point range. The Mavericks are making 6 three pointers on 35.2 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Mavericks at -3 1/2 and the Total –Over/Under at 194 ½ and the Mavericks are -170 and the Bobcats +150 on the MoneyLine.
The Spurs: 50-32 SU, 44-37-1 ATS
The Mavericks: 55-27 SU, 36-44-2 ATS
The Spurs lately:
While playing on Wednesday’s they are 7-3
Before playing the Mavericks they were 5-5
After playing the Mavericks they are 4-6
After a loss they are 8-2
The Mavericks lately:
While playing on Wednesday’s they are 8-2
Before playing the Spurs they were 9-1
After playing the Spurs they are 6-4
After a win they are 7-3
The Spurs at home vs the Mavericks, on Friday, April 23