Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs 4/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs 4/9/23
Sun 9th April 2023

The San Antonio Spurs (21-60, 7-33 Away) are on the road to face the Dallas Mavericks (38-43, 23-17 Home) Sunday at American Airlines Center. San Antonio is playing on back-to-back days after being dominated by the Minnesota Timberwolves 151-131 at Moody Center yesterday.

Julian Champagnie was the scoring leader in the loss with 24 points. Tre Jones had a triple double with 21 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds. The Spurs are the 14th seed in the Western Conference.

Dallas lost a close one on Friday at American Airlines Center, falling to the Chicago Bulls 115-112. Markieff Morris had 13 points in the losing effort to lead the team.

The Mavericks are the 11th seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Dallas will be looking for a season sweep against San Antonio after coming out on top in all three of their prior matchups, the last of which was a 137-128 overtime victory at AT&T Center on March 15, their seventh straight head-to-head victory.

Christian Wood led the Mavericks with 28 points, while Dwight Powell added 22 points. Keldon Johnson had 27 points in defeat. The Spurs have been led this season by Johnson, who is averaging 22.0 points per game. Meanwhile, Zach Collins is grabbing 6.4 rebounds per game, and Jones is dishing 6.6 assists.

Luka Doncic has been the primary provider for the Mavs on offense, averaging 32.4 points per game. He ranks as the second-highest scorer in the league. Doncic has also tallied 8.0 assists, sixth-most in the league, and 8.6 rebounds per game.

The Mavericks have had success in the Spurs’ last 10 trips to American Airlines Center, winning seven. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 1-12 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 1-10 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest.

The Mavericks are 8-2 with a rest advantage. San Antonio is 2-8 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -18.4 (112.3-130.7). For the season, the Spurs are averaging 112.7 points per game, compared to 123.1 for opponents.

Dallas has also gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 118.1 points per game on average while scoring only 116.8 (-1.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Julian Champagnie: 24.4 | 12.9 | +11.5
Points per game:
Zach Collins: 18.5 | 11.6 | +6.9
Rebounds per game:
Sandro Mamukelashvili: 7.4 | 4.1 | +3.3
Keldon Johnson: 3.0 | 5.0 | -2.0
Assists per game:
Tre Jones: 9.6 | 6.6 | +3.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 27.0 | 19.7 | +7.3
Dwight Powell: 6.6 | 11.7 | -5.1
Points per game:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 20.5 | 14.4 | +6.1
Christian Wood: 12.3 | 16.6 | -4.4
Rebounds per game:
Christian Wood: 5.0 | 7.3 | -2.3

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Dallas Mavs (-175)

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