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San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks odds, picks and predictions

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The San Antonio Spurs (14-45) battle the Dallas Mavericks (31-29) Thursday. Tip from American Airlines Center is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Spurs vs. Mavericks odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Spurs lost to the Mavericks 126-125 at home Dec. 31, covering as a 7-point underdog. The Over 231 hit.

San Antonio comes into this game off a 120-110 loss in Charlotte, failing to cover as a 5.5-point underdog. It was 1-12 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games before the All-Star break and 1-8 ATS on the road in that span. The Spurs are 24-35 ATS this season.

The Mavericks, on the other hand, are 22-36-2 ATS this season. They lost to Denver 118-109 on the road before the break, failing to cover as a 6.5-point underdog. They are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games yet 5-3 ATS in their last 8.

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Spurs at Mavericks odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:35 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Spurs +950 (bet $100 to win $950) | Mavericks -1500 (bet $950 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Spurs +14.5 (-115) | Mavericks -14.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 239.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Spurs at Mavericks key injuries

Spurs

  • G Tre Jones (foot) doubtful
  • G Devin Vassell (knee) out

Mavericks

  • F Maxi Kleber (hamstring) out

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Spurs at Mavericks picks and predictions

Prediction

Mavericks 130, Spurs 115

Moneyline

AVOID.

There’s no sense in risking this for Dallas, and the Spurs don’t seem to care much about defense or winning. Most certainly pass on this.

Against the spread

LEAN MAVERICKS -14.5 (-105).

The Spurs will be down their starting point and shooting guard in this game and were awful ATS leading up to the All-Star break. They are just 10-19 ATS on road games this season.

Dallas has been far from a betting darling this season, but it should be able to expose the league’s worst defense and score at will in this game. There’s little chance the Spurs can keep up.

Back MAVERICKS -14.5 (-105).

Over/Under

BET OVER 239.5 (-108).

The Mavericks went Over in 5 of their last 7 games leading up to the All-Star break, and they are going against the defense that ranks last in opponents’ 3-point field goal percentage (39.4%) and opponents’ field goal percentage (50.9%).

The Spurs also should want to push the pace, ranking 7th in the league. The tempo should be quick, and G Luka Doncic should be able to have his way. Back the OVER 239.5 (-108).

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