Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 11/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The San Antonio Spurs (2-5) will try to beat the Dallas Mavericks (4-2) at AT&T Center on Wednesday.
The Mavericks faced the Kings and took home the win by a score of 105-99 in their last contest. Dallas ended the contest having earned a 44.4% field goal percentage (40 out of 90) and buried 12 of 37 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks converted 13 of 20 attempts for a rate of 65.0%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 24 assists in the matchup while creating 3 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to defense, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 39.6% from the floor on 38 out of 96 shooting. Sacramento earned 56 dimes and had 20 steals for the game. Additionally, Sacramento pulled down 39 boards (17 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Sacramento finished the game at 80.0% from the free throw line by converting 16 of 20 tries. They made 7 out of their 36 shots from distance.
Luka Doncic is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. He walked away with 23 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and pulled down 8 boards. Doncic went 47.6% from the floor and dished out 10 assists.
Dallas enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 4-2 this season. They are giving up possession 12.8 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Dallas is pulling in 46.0 rebounds per game and has 121 assists this season, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing. The Mavericks are hitting 31.2% on three-point attempts (77 of 247) and 69.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 98.3 points per outing (28th in basketball) while hitting 40.4% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers every game and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. The Mavericks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.2% (235 of 532) and they relinquish 51.3 boards per contest as a team. They rank 10th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 141 surrendered this year. They give up 33.8% on shots from downtown and they are 8th in the league in points per game from their opponents (103.0).
When they last played, the Spurs went home defeated by a final of 131-118 against the Pacers. The Spurs snagged 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for this game. They also coughed it up 16 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. The Pacers earned 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of them for a rate of 71.4%. With respect to three-point shots, San Antonio made 14 of their 28 tries (50.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spurs walked away from this one shooting 47 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.8%. The Spurs permitted the Pacers to convert 52 of 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.1% for this contest. They went 47.4% from distance via 18 out of 38 and finished the game at 9 of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, San Antonio permitted Indiana to get 29 overall (10 offensive).
Dejounte Murray pitched in for the Spurs for the game. He made 6 out of 10 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 2 rebounds. Murray racked up 16 points in his 26 minutes on the court and accumulated 6 assists for this game.
San Antonio has a mark of 2-5 so far this season. The Spurs are responsible for committing 16.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 66.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 28.7 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. San Antonio has totaled 770 points so far this year (110.0 per game) and they average 44.6 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Spurs are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which ranks 5th in basketball. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 110.4. They are able to force 17.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.0% from the floor (29th in the league). The San Antonio defense allows 35.4% on three-point shots (87 of 246) and their opposition knocks down 70.7% of their free throw shots. They allow 22.7 assists and 45.9 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 12th and 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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