Sunday, January 23 2022

Who’s Playing

Dallas @ San Antonio

Current Records: Dallas 4-3; San Antonio 2-5

What to Know

The Dallas Mavericks have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. Dallas and the San Antonio Spurs will face off in a Southwest Division battle at 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at AT&T Center. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

The Mavericks entered their matchup against the Miami Heat on Tuesday without any home losses — but there’s a first time for everything. The contest between them was not particularly close, with Dallas falling 125-110. Their loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of point guard Luka Doncic, who had 33 points and five assists, and point guard Jalen Brunson, who had 25 points in addition to seven rebounds. Brunson’s performance made up for a slower contest against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Brunson’s points were the most he has had all season.

Meanwhile, the game between San Antonio and the Indiana Pacers on Monday was not a total blowout, but with San Antonio falling 131-118 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. San Antonio was down 109-83 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with ten points on 4-for-11 shooting in his 26 minutes on the court.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Mavericks are expected to win a tight contest. True fans might be the only ones betting on them, currently 2-5 ATS, to cover the spread.

The losses put Dallas at 4-3 and the Spurs at 2-5. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Dallas has only been able to knock down 40.90% percent of their shots, which is the second lowest field goal percentage in the league. San Antonio has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 48% from the floor on average, which is the second highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: AT&T Center — San Antonio, Texas
  • TV: Bally Sports – Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $11.77

Odds

The Mavericks are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 1-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

San Antonio have won 16 out of their last 24 games against Dallas.

  • Oct 28, 2021 – Dallas 104 vs. San Antonio 99
  • Apr 11, 2021 – San Antonio 119 vs. Dallas 117
  • Mar 10, 2021 – Dallas 115 vs. San Antonio 104
  • Jan 22, 2021 – Dallas 122 vs. San Antonio 117
  • Mar 10, 2020 – San Antonio 119 vs. Dallas 109
  • Feb 26, 2020 – Dallas 109 vs. San Antonio 103
  • Dec 26, 2019 – Dallas 102 vs. San Antonio 98
  • Nov 18, 2019 – Dallas 117 vs. San Antonio 110
  • Apr 10, 2019 – San Antonio 105 vs. Dallas 94
  • Mar 12, 2019 – San Antonio 112 vs. Dallas 105
  • Jan 16, 2019 – San Antonio 105 vs. Dallas 101
  • Oct 29, 2018 – San Antonio 113 vs. Dallas 108
  • Dec 16, 2017 – San Antonio 98 vs. Dallas 96
  • Dec 12, 2017 – Dallas 95 vs. San Antonio 89
  • Nov 27, 2017 – San Antonio 115 vs. Dallas 108
  • Nov 14, 2017 – San Antonio 97 vs. Dallas 91
  • Apr 07, 2017 – San Antonio 102 vs. Dallas 89
  • Jan 29, 2017 – Dallas 105 vs. San Antonio 101
  • Nov 30, 2016 – San Antonio 94 vs. Dallas 87
  • Nov 21, 2016 – San Antonio 96 vs. Dallas 91
  • Apr 13, 2016 – San Antonio 96 vs. Dallas 91
  • Feb 05, 2016 – San Antonio 116 vs. Dallas 90
  • Jan 17, 2016 – San Antonio 112 vs. Dallas 83
  • Nov 25, 2015 – San Antonio 88 vs. Dallas 83

Source: CBSSports.com

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