Spurs @ Mavericks: San Antonio seeks a sixth straight win, Dallas looks to snap a skid
Spurs @ Mavericks NBA odds, spreads and predictions
San Antonio and Dallas are heading in different directions.
The San Antonio Spurs picked up a fifth straight win after edging out the best team in basketball defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 121-114.
LaMarcus Aldridge had a huge night leading the team with a double-double scoring 29 points and grabbing 15 rebounds, adding two assists, two steals, and two blocks.
DeMar DeRozan was one point behind Aldridge shooting 50 percent from the field for 28 points, six assists, four rebounds, and two steals.
Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills both came off the bench and contributed four made three-pointers for 16 points.
When is it? Tuesday March 12th
What time is tip off? 8:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? American Airlines Center
Which channel is it on? TNT
The Dallas Mavericks have all-but hit rock bottom after losing for the 10th time over the last 12 games, and dropped their fifth straight game overall falling to the Houston Rockets 94-93.
Rookie of the year front-runner Luka Doncic put on a show falling an assist short of a triple-double with 19 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists while adding two assists and two blocks.
Max Kleber also posted a double-double coming off the bench for 10 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks.
Jalen Brunson shot slightly under 50 percent from the field for 18 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.
Spurs @ Mavericks Spread
San Antonio is giving Dallas 5 points in this matchup.
Dallas holds a home record of 21-12, with the team's last two wins overall coming at the American Airlines Center.
San Antonio has been on a tear lately, but have had their fair share of road troubles winning just three of the last 10 away games and are 12-22 on the road this season.
The Mavericks are averaging 98.2 ppg over their five-game losing streak and I expect the offense to be the team's downfall yet again.
Take the Spurs to cover.
Spurs @ Mavericks Moneyline
Think San Antonio will pick up a sixth straight win? Betting $210 could win profit of $100.
Like Dallas to snap the five-game losing streak? Spending $60 would win $105 profit.
Spurs @ Mavericks Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 217.5 points.
Final score prediction: San Antonio Spurs 111, Dallas Mavericks 104
Take the under in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
These teams squared off in early January at Dallas with the Spurs picking up the win 105-101.
In that matchup, San Antonio rallied from 19 points down in the second half as Mills, DeRozan, and Rudy Gay all finished with 14 points.
San Antonio has far more depth than Dallas, and they'll need to use that to their advantage again this time around. Keep an eye out for Belinelli, Bryn Forbes, and Davis Bertans to make plays.
Dallas will need a stellar performance from Doncic, and it may take a near triple-double from him for the Mavericks to compete.