Mavericks vs. Spurs Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Dallas Rolls in Lopsided Matchup)
Mavericks vs. Spurs Game Info
- Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
- Coverage: BSSW and KENS
The NBA returns from the All-Star Break on Thursday with an intrastate battle between the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. The Mavericks are looking to take off in the second half after adding Kyrie Irving at the trade deadline, while the Spurs are simply trying to stay out of last place in the Western Conference.
Dallas has the obvious edge here, but let's take a closer look.
Mavericks vs. Spurs Odds & Spread
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Not surprisingly, the Mavs are heavily favored on both the spread and moneyline on FanDuel Sportsbook. This game also has one of the highest totals on Thursday's slate at 238.5 points.
Mavericks vs. Spurs Betting Trends
- The Mavericks put together a 46-35-1 record against the spread last season.
- Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 31 times in Mavericks games.
- Out of 82 Spurs games last season, 39 hit the over.
Mavericks vs. Spurs Prediction & Pick
The Mavericks haven't been amazing this year, but they're currently in playoff position as the sixth seed in the West at 31-29. They also have two of the best players in the NBA now with Irving and Luka Doncic, making them a tough matchup for any opponent.
They're also fortunate to open the second half at home against one of the worst teams in basketball. The Spurs currently have the second-worst record in the NBA at 14-45, putting them just half a game ahead of the Houston Rockets.
These two teams are going in opposite directions, so Dallas should win easily. The only question is by how much, and the answer seems to be double digits.
Final Score Prediction: Mavericks: 126 | Spurs: 109
Mavericks vs. Spurs Best Bet
With so no value to be had on the spread or moneyline tonight, our play is on the total. Getting to 238 points will be a lot for two teams that both rank in the bottom 10 in points per game. Dallas plays solid defense (12th in points allowed) and plays at the second-slowest pace, which will make it hard for San Antonio to keep up and put points on the board.
Expect both benches to see a lot of minutes once the game gets out of hand, keeping the overall score down.
Bet: Under 238.5 Points (-110)
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