Free NBA Picks Today: San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks 12/31/22

Free NBA Picks Today: San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks 12/31/22
Sat 31st December 2022

The San Antonio Spurs (12-23, 7-12 Home) will try to break down one of the league’s top scoring defenses when they host the Dallas Mavericks (20-16, 5-11 Away) on Saturday. Dallas beat the Houston Rockets 129-114 at American Airlines Center on Thursday, their fifth win in a row.

Luka Doncic was a top performer with a triple double, posting 35 points, 13 assists, and 12 rebounds. The Mavericks are the sixth seed in the Western Conference. San Antonio triumphed on Thursday at AT&T Center, beating the New York Knicks 122-115.

Keldon Johnson topped the scoresheet with 30 points. With 23 points, Romeo Langford also produced a strong performance. The Spurs are 14th in the Western Conference.

This is the first meeting of the season between the teams. Dallas swept all four matchups between the teams last season, the last of which was a 130-120 triumph at American Airlines Center on April 10, their fourth straight head-to-head victory.

Doncic led the Mavericks with 26 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds. Johnson had 24 points in the loss. The Mavs have been led this season by Doncic, who is averaging 33.7 points per game, best in the NBA. Doncic also is contributing 8.9 assists, fourth-most in the NBA, and 8.8 rebounds per game.

Johnson and Devin Vassell have powered the Spurs’ offense, averaging 21.2 and 19.6 points per game, respectively. Jakob Poeltl is pulling down 9.0 rebounds per game, and Tre Jones is doling out 6.5 assists.

The Mavericks are holding opponents to 110.0 points per game, ranking as one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the league (5th).The teams have split their last 10 games at AT&T Center (5-5). In the last 10 games, Dallas is 7-3 with an average margin of +4.1 (114.1-110.0).

San Antonio has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 119.2 points per game on average while scoring only 115.6 (-3.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kemba Walker: 4.7 | 14.7 | -10.0
Points per game:
Kemba Walker: 2.7 | 9.7 | -7.0
Rebounds per game:
Luka Doncic: 11.8 | 8.8 | +3.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jeremy Sochan: 25.0 | 15.8 | +9.2
Rebounds per game:
Charles Bassey: 2.7 | 5.0 | -2.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Dallas Mavericks -6.5 (-115)

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