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NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

Jeff GrantContributor ISeptember 7, 2016

NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

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    The San Antonio Spurs have won their last five games against the Dallas Mavericks by an average of 17.4 points, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Thursday, as the two teams face off at the American Airlines Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Spurs are 2.5-point road favorites in the pro basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 208 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

San Antonio Spurs

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    The San Antonio Spurs haven't lost back-to-back games this season, as they attempt to bounce back from a 111-98 setback to the Houston Rockets as 7.5-point home favorites Wednesday.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Spurs are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games following a loss.

Dallas Mavericks

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    The Dallas Mavericks are 3-2 straight up and against the spread over their last five games, as they come off a 111-104 victory over the Houston Rockets as four-point road underdogs Monday.

    Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki tallied a game-high 31 points against the Rockets—boosting his scoring average to 21.5 points per game for the season.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Antonio Spurs, as they've gone 36-16-2 against the spread in their last 54 games following a loss of 10 or more points.

    NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs -2.5

     

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