San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 10/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The San Antonio Spurs (1-3) are hitting the road to American Airlines Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Dallas Mavericks (2-1).
The Spurs played the Lakers and ended up losing by a score of 125-121 in their last game. San Antonio wrapped up the game having earned a 44.4% field goal percentage (48 of 108) and converted 13 of 36 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Spurs made 12 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 54.5%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 59 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 33 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In the matter of the defense, San Antonio allowed 47.6% from the floor on 50 of 105 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 56 dimes and had 20 steals for this game. On top of that, Los Angeles collected 47 rebounds (9 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished the game at 77.3% from the free throw line by burying 17 of 22 attempts. They made 8 of 30 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jakob Poeltl is one guy who had an impact for this contest. He accumulated 27 points on 13 of 17 shooting. He played for 38 mins played and collected 14 boards. Poeltl went 76.5% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out.
San Antonio comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-3 so far this season. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, San Antonio is snagging 44.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 118 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 1st in the league in terms of passing. The Spurs are hitting 32.6% on 3-point shots (42 of 129) and 65.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.8 points per contest (12th in the NBA) while hitting 47.6% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs have forced 18.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They are conceding 33.1% from 3-point land and they are 19th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.3). The Spurs defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.1% (173 of 360) and they surrender 46.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 13th in the league in allowing assists with 84 relinquished so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Mavericks got the victory with a final of 116-106 when they faced the Rockets. The Mavericks collected 36 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 50 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 9 steals for the contest. The Rockets committed 17 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 72.0%. Concerning shots from distance, Dallas made 12 of their 43 attempts (27.9%). When the game finished, the Mavericks walked away from this one shooting 43 out of 93 from the floor which had them shooting 46.2%. The Mavericks permitted the Rockets to make 36 of their 86 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.9% in this game. They shot 41.0% from 3-point land via 16 out of 39 and finished the contest at 18 of 26 from the charity stripe (69.2%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Dallas allowed Houston to collect 38 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Luka Doncic ended up being a factor for the Mavericks for the contest. He buried 10 out of 25 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and accumulated 14 rebounds. Doncic recorded 26 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 7 dimes for this game.
Dallas has a mark of 2-1 this season. As an offense, the Mavericks are shooting 40.4% from the floor, which ranks 29th in the league. Dallas has 306 points this season (102.0 per game) and they grab 50.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 21.7 times per contest (22nd in basketball) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. The Mavericks are committing 21.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.8% from the charity stripe. The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG given up with 104.7. They are forcing 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (9th in the NBA). The Dallas defense gives up 37.8% on shots from beyond the arc (42 of 111) and their opponents are connecting on 72.4% of their free throw shots. They concede 24.0 dimes and 51.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 18th and 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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