San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 4/10/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Dallas Mavericks (51-30) will compete against the San Antonio Spurs (34-46) at American Airlines Center on Sunday.
The Spurs faced off with the Timberwolves and took a loss by a final of 127-121 in their last game. San Antonio wrapped up the game having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (43 of 89) and converted 10 out of their 28 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Spurs knocked down 25 of their 34 shots for a percentage of 73.5%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected 45 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 31 assists in this contest while creating 2 turnovers and having 5 steals. In terms of defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 42.7% from the floor on 41 of 96 shooting. Minnesota distributed 47 assists and had 25 steals for this contest. Moreover, Minnesota grabbed 34 rebounds (13 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Minnesota finished the contest at 80.6% when shooting free throws by burying 25 of their 31 attempts. They knocked down 20 out of their 53 shots from beyond the perimeter. Regarding personal fouls, the Spurs ended up with 22 and the Timberwolves finished the game with 10 personal fouls.
Jakob Poeltl is a guy who was important in this matchup. Poeltl finished 63.6% from the field and earned 3 assists. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and also pulled down 17 boards. He totaled 15 points on 7 of 11 shooting.
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San Antonio will play this game with a record of 34-46 for the season. They average 113.3 pts per contest (8th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.7% from the field. The Spurs are hitting 35.3% on three-point shots (904 of 2,564) and 75.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, San Antonio is snagging 45.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 2,244 assists this year, which has them ranked 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.0 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They currently rank 9th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,913 surrendered this season. The Spurs are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.6% (3,403 of 7,309) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per game as a group. They are conceding 35.9% on shots from downtown and they rank 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (113.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 128-78 when they played the Trail Blazers. The Mavericks recorded 42 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 51 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 9 steals in this matchup. The Trail Blazers were called for 16 personal fouls in this game which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 31 tries. They were able to knock down 24 of those for a clip of 77.4%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Dallas made 20 of their 45 attempts (44.4%). Overall, the Mavericks ended up shooting 42 for 79 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.2%. The Mavericks permitted the Trail Blazers to convert 31 out of their 83 attempts from the field which had them shooting 37.3% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 21.9% from three-point range by connecting on 7 out of 32 and finished the contest at 9 out of 12 at the charity stripe (75.0%). In regard to rebounds, Dallas permitted Portland to grab 24 in total (5 offensive).
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks in the game. He buried 12 out of 21 in this game giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 11 rebounds. Doncic racked up 39 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 dimes in this contest.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 51-30 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mavericks are shooting 46.0% from the field, which ranks 19th in the league. Dallas has 8,728 pts so far this season (107.8 per contest) and they snag 43.0 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 23.3 times per contest (25th in the league) and they turn the ball over 12.5 times per game. The Mavericks are responsible for committing 19.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.1% from the free throw line.
The Dallas defense gives up 33.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (884 of 2,604) and their opposition knocks down 76.4% of their free throw attempts. They give up 23.4 dimes and 43.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 6th and 12th in the league. The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 104.5. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the field (12th in basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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