Mavericks vs. Spurs Prediction
The Dallas Mavericks snapped their losing streak on Wednesday night with a win in Indiana but will they make it two in a row on the road when they visit the Spurs on Friday night? Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET for this Western Conference clash?
545 Dallas Mavericks (-2.5) at 546 San Antonio Spurs (+2.5); o/u 223
8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, January 22, 2021
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Dallas Mavericks DFS Spin
Luka Doncic hit 5-of-15 shots, missed all three of his 3-pointers and hit 3-of-4 free throws for 13 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, a block and three turnovers in Wednesday's 124-112 win over the Pacers, snapping a three-game losing streak for the Mavs. While Luka's all-around game still hints at him not being in top physical condition he's still racking up some ridiculous numbers. This was his fourth triple-double of the season and 30th of his career, and he didn't seem bothered by a knee issue that briefly sent him to the locker room in the first half. Luka now has 30 career triple-doubles, all before turning 22 years old. Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson and LeBron James combined for 29 triple-doubles before turning 22. Wow. It took Luka 146 games to get his 30th triple-double, while Robertson did it in just 75 games.
San Antonio Spurs DFS Spin
Lonnie Walker went just 1-of-6 from the field on Wednesday for one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one turnover in a blowout loss to the Warriors. Walker hurt the thumb on his left (non-shooting) hand back on Jan. 14, and he's been awful ever since, with three straight single-digit scoring performances. Over that three-game stretch, Walker has been connecting on just 23.8% of his shot attempts to go with averages of 5.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and not much else in 27.1 minutes a night. He belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mavericks vs. Spurs Betting Prediction
The Mavericks have covered in 11 of the last 16 meetings between these two teams and are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games in San Antonio. They’re also 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games and have covered in six of their last eight games overall. The Spurs, meanwhile, have failed to cover in four of their last five games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS -2.5