Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Preview and Predictions -03-10-2020
Where: AT&T Center
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 8:00 pm ET
We have a Southwest Division NBA matchup to consider when the Dallas Mavericks meet the San Antonio Spurs for game four of their four-game season series. The Mavericks are 39-26 this season and enter this matchup coming off a home loss to Indiana where they failed to cover a -6 point spread. San Antonio is hoping to end a two-game losing streak where they failed to cover the spread in each of those two losses.
Mavs Fall at Home to Indiana
The Mavericks have won three of the last five games and are currently the seventh seed in the Western Conference and 11.5 games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the top spot in the West. Tuesday marks a one-game road trip and Dallas is 20-11 away from home and was 2-3 ATS over their last five games.
Dallas scores 116.5 points while allowing 110.4 points per game and is shooting 46.2 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from downtown and 77.3 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Mavericks have four players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star forward Luka Doncic. Doncic scores an average of 28.5 points per game with 9.4 caroms and leads the Mavs with 8.7 assists per game. Doncic drains 31.5 percent of his triple attempts and scored 36 points with ten rebounds and eight assists in the Mavericks home loss to Indiana.
Spurs Two Game Losing Streak
The Spurs have lost three of their past five games and are twelfth in the Western Conference and five games behind eighth seed Memphis in the conference standings. Tuesday marks game one of a four-game homestand and San Antonio is 15-14 at home this season and has failed to cover the spread in each of their last five contests. LaMarcus Aldridge is out for an indefinite period with a shoulder injury.
San Antonio scores 113.1 points while allowing 115 points per game and is shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from downtown and 80.9 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Spurs have six players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan scores an average of 22.3 points per game with 5.7 rebounds and a team high 5.5 assists per game. DeRozan is shooting 26.7 percent from downtown this season and scored 25 points with eight caroms and four assists in the Spurs overtime loss to Cleveland.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship. The franchise has won NBA championships in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. As of May 2015, the Spurs had the highest winning percentage among active NBA franchises. As of May 2017, the Spurs had the best winning percentage of any franchise in the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada over the previous three decades. From 1999–2000 to 2016–17, the Spurs won 50 games each season, setting a record of 18 consecutive 50-win seasons. In the 2018–19 season, the Spurs matched an NBA record for most consecutive playoff appearances with 22. The team’s recent success has coincided with the tenure of current head coach Gregg Popovich and with the playing careers of Spurs icons David Robinson (1989-2003) and Tim Duncan (1997-2016).