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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs

October 25, 2023

The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs kick off their NBA season in this matchup in Texas at 9:30 PM ET. The Mavericks are currently favored at -180 to win at Frost Bank Center.

  • Date: October 25, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

  • Location: Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, Texas

  • Coverage: ESPN

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Mavericks finished last year’s season with a 38-44 record and 11th in the Western Conference. They missed the playoffs, but have a good opportunity to hit the ground running this season.

Luca Doncic had a remarkable season, averaging 32.4 points per game and 8.6 rebounds. Even more impressive, he led the Mavs in points, rebounds, assists, and steals.

Even better, the Mavs acquired all-star point guard Kyrie Irving in the middle of last season through a trade. Irving averaged 27.0 points per game and 6.0 assists in his time with the Brooklyn Nets and Mavs. This should open the door for creativity on offense and allow Doncic to continue making plays.

As a whole, the Mavs averaged 114.2 points per game, which ranked 16th in the league. However, they allowed opposing teams to average 114.1, which was also 16th in league. They were essentially breaking even no matter what they accomplished on offense.

San Antonio Spurs Betting Preview

The Spurs capped off their previous season with a 22-60 record, which ranked last in the Western Conference alongside the Houston Rockets. In fact, they tied with them for second-worst team in the league.

Luckily for the Spurs, they were able to get the overall number-one pick in the NBA Draft. They decided to go with Victor Wembanyama, who happens to be a one in a generational type player that is over seven feet tall and can play any position.

The Spurs were led by Keldon Johnson in points last year, as he averaged 22.0 a game. However, they had 12 guys in total that averaged 10 points or more per game for them, making them unpredictable in who could potentially lead the offense each night.

They averaged 113.0 points per game last year, which was good enough for the 24th best in the league. But, they were ranked last in the league for the amount of points they allowed from opposing teams, at 123.1.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie showcases their odds for this matchup, which reveals that the Dallas Mavericks are favorites to win on the road.

  • San Antonio Spurs: +150

  • Dallas Mavericks: -180

The Spurs have a new look with Wemby in the lineup, but it will likely take some time in regular season action for him and the Spurs to flourish. Look for the Mavs to win.

Spooky Express Pick: Dallas Mavericks to Win at -180