Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+1.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (7-7) are headed to AT&T Center on Friday where they'll take on the San Antonio Spurs (8-7). San Antonio opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 219.5.
The Dallas Mavericks faced off with the Indiana Pacers and walked away with a win by a score of 124-112 in their last game. Dallas wrapped up the game having earned a 52.6% FG percentage (51 of 97) and buried 8 of their 27 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 14 of 17 tries for a rate of 82.4%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 49 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 32 assists in this game in addition to earning 5 steals and 6 blocks. In regard to defense, Dallas allowed the other team to go 44.6% from the floor on 41 out of 92 shooting. Indiana distributed 21 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Pacers collected 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Indiana ended up going 66.7% when shooting free throws by burying 14 of 21 attempts. They also made 16 out of their 39 tries from 3-point range.
Kristaps Porziņģis is one player who was a contributor for the contest. He accounted for 27 points on 12 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32:24 minutes played and also pulled down 13 rebounds. Porziņģis finished the contest at 80.0% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. Another guy that played a role in the matchup for the Mavericks was Trey Burke. He grabbed 2 boards and accumulated 3 assists. He finished shooting 56.3% from the field for this contest by going 9-of-16 (22 points). Overall, Burke was on the hardwood for 31:43 minutes.
Dallas comes into this contest with a record of 7-7 for the campaign. They average 108.6 pts per game (22nd in the league) while hitting 45.3% from the floor. The Mavericks are shooting 33.5% on three-point shots (176 of 526) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is pulling down 44.8 boards per game and has racked up 318 dimes on the campaign, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 13.2 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Mavericks have forced 14.7 turnovers per game and they draw 21.6 fouls. The Mavericks defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.9% (206 of 303) and they concede 45.9 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 7th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 316 surrendered for the year. They are surrendering 32.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 6th in basketball in opponents PPG (107.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the San Antonio Spurs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 121-99 when they played the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in this matchup. They turned away 2 attempts while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Warriors were called for 22 personal fouls in this contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 31 shots. They were able to bury 25 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.6%. When talking about three-point shots, San Antonio converted 4 of their 33 tries (12.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spurs shot 35 out of 94 from the field which had them at 37.2%. The Spurs permitted the Warriors to bury 46 of their 91 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 50.5% in the matchup. They finished shooting 39.5% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 15 out of 38 and ended up going 14 out of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). Regarding rebounding, San Antonio permitted Golden State to get 54 in all (10 offensive).
Dejounte Murray ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs for the game. He made 9 of 16 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, which earned him 22 points. Murray pulled down 6 rebounds in his 29:31 minutes of playing time and totaled 3 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for San Antonio was DeMar DeRozan. He left the arena with 15 points in 24:35 mins played via 3 out of 8 shooting in the matchup. DeRozan ended the game having shot 37.5% from the floor while contributing 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 8-7 this season. The Spurs commit 17.9 fouls per game and they shoot 79.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.1 times per game (16th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 10.5 times per game. San Antonio has accumulated 1,655 points on the campaign (110.3 per game) and they grab 46.0 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Spurs are shooting 44.2% from the field, which has them ranked 24th in the NBA. The Spurs defensively are ranked 15th in the league in points allowed per game with 110.5. They have allowed 24.5 dimes and 49.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 14th and 29th in the NBA. The San Antonio defense surrenders 38.8% on 3-point attempts (185 of 477) and their opposition knocks down 71.8% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the floor (20th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio (-1.5) and under 219.5 points
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