Dallas Mavericks (38-44 Last Season) vs. San Antonio Spurs (22-60 Last Season)
Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs 10/25/23 – As the NBA season progresses, we are treated to another electrifying matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs on this eventful Wednesday night. Analyzing last season’s W-L standings, the Mavericks posted a more impressive record than the Spurs, making this encounter crucial for both teams. If you’re looking to place bets or want NBA game day insights, you’re in the right place!
For the Dallas Mavericks, their statistical performance last season reflects a team that’s above average in shooting, especially from beyond the arc. Scoring an average of 114.2 points per game with a 47.5% field goal percentage showcases their scoring potency. Their 3-point shooting stands out, with an average of 15.2 three-pointers made per game at a 37.1% accuracy. However, their free throw percentage could use some improvement at 75.5%.
The San Antonio Spurs, although possessing a less impressive record, had their moments of brilliance. They averaged 113 points per game with a 46.5% field goal percentage. The Spurs lagged behind in the 3-point department, only making 11.1 per game at a 34.5% clip. Their free throw percentage is almost on par with the Mavericks, and their rebounding game, with an average of 43.7, is slightly better than their counterparts.
Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs 10/25/23 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Frost Bank Center|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Luka Doncic (PG) vs. Keldon Johnson (SF)
The Mavericks’ maestro, Luka Doncic, is undoubtedly one of the brightest stars in the NBA galaxy. Last season, he played 66 games, averaging a stellar 32.4 points per game, with a commendable 8.6 rebounds and 8 assists. His court vision, ability to score, and create for others make him a triple threat. However, his turnovers, at 3.6 per game, indicate room for growth in decision-making.
Keldon Johnson emerged as one of the standout performers for the Spurs. Averaging 22 points per game and pulling down 5 rebounds, Johnson showcased his scoring and rebounding prowess. His agility, quick transitions, and improved shooting were key assets. However, enhancing his playmaking skills could elevate his game to the next level.
When these two collide on the court, expect fireworks. Doncic’s playmaking abilities against Johnson’s scoring prowess could set the stage for a tantalizing duel. The outcome of their personal battle might have a significant impact on the game’s result.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Dallas Mavericks -170, Total Odds: 230
Given the current betting odds, the Mavericks are favorites. Their offensive capabilities, combined with the star power of Doncic, tilt the scales in their favor. However, considering the Spurs’ home advantage and the unpredictability of early-season games, betting on this game might require a deeper dive.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Mavericks’ recent form has been worrisome. With a 1-5 record ATS in their last 6 games and the total going OVER in 4 of their last 5, consistency seems to elude them. Their struggle on the road is evident, with a 1-4 record in their last 5 away games. However, they have an impressive 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio, indicating a psychological edge.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The Spurs have had their struggles too, reflected in their 3-8 record ATS and SU in their last 11 games. The totals have consistently gone OVER in their recent games, indicating high-scoring affairs. Their home form against the Mavericks is a concern, with a 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas.
Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs 10/25/23 Betting Picks
Considering the trends and team dynamics, the Mavericks appear to have the edge, primarily due to the individual brilliance of Luka Doncic. However, the Spurs, playing at home, will not be easy pushovers.
From a handicapper analysis today, considering the OVER/UNDER and the recent high-scoring games from both teams, betting on the OVER might be a safer proposition.
Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 120, San Antonio Spurs 115.