3/12/19 Sports Betting Matchup Breakdown: San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks

Hey everyone, welcome to the daily sports betting breakdown here on RotoGrinders, where we not only give you our favorite bets from one of the more interesting games of the night, but also historical numbers to help you improve your sports betting knowledge. Last night we had another winner with the Wizards covering the spread by a full 7 points, which brings our record to 13-3-1 – up 8 untis – over the last 17 bets. Let’s keep this heater going with the pick for March 12th, 2019 in the San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks game.

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Historical Numbers Against the Spread

Tonight’s matchup features the Spurs who currently sit at 7th in the Western Conference with a record of 38-29 (6-4 in their last 10), while the Mavericks currently sit at 14th in the Western Conference with a record of 27-39 (1-9 in their last 10).

Spurs Historical Numbers Against the Spread

If you’ve been reading this article you know that the Spurs are one of my favorite teams to both bet on and bet against. On the season, the Spurs own an above average record of 36-31, but have some pretty drastic home/road disparities. The Spurs have been one of the best teams to bet on at home going 21-12 ATS, which ranks fifth in the league, while on the road they are a completely different beast going 15-19 ATS and 5-7 ATS as a road favorite. Additionally, San Antonio has been a below average team on a full day’s rest going 19-22 ATS. Overall, this is a bad spot for the Spurs to cover the spread.

Mavericks Historical Numbers Against the Spread

Even though the Mavericks are in a bit of rebuild mode, they have been one of the best teams to bet on this year going 38-28 ATS, which ranks fourth in the NBA. Where the Mavericks have been really dominant this season has been at home where they have gone 22-11 ATS, which ranks second in the NBA. Only the Kings have been a better team to bet on at home. Additionally, the Mavericks have been one of the best teams to bet on on a full day’s rest going 22-16 ATS, and have also gone 23-15 ATS after a loss. Overall, this is a very good spot for the Mavericks to cover the spread.

Historical Numbers on the Total

Tonight’s match up features two fairly slow paced teams. The Mavericks currently rank 19th in pace, 18th in defensive efficiency and 21st in offensive efficiency. Meanwhile the Spurs rank 22nd in pace, 20th in defensive efficiency and 7th in offensive efficiency.

Spurs Historical Numbers on the Total

Even though the Spurs play at such a slow pace, they have been so good on the offensive end this year that they have covered the over at the second fastest pace in the league, going 39-27-1. While they have been a bad team to bet the over on at home, they have been the best team to bet it on the road going 23-10-1. Additionally, the Spurs have been above average a at covering the over on a full day’s rest going 22-18-1. Overall, this is an above average spot for the Spurs to cover the over.

Mavericks Historical Numbers on the Total

Dallas has been one of the worst teams in the league at covering the over this year going 27-35-4 which ranks fifth worst in the NBA. Looking at their home/road splits, the Mavs have been much worse at covering the over at home going 12-19-2, which ranks third worst in the NBA. Additionally, the Mavs have been one of the worst teams in the league at covering the over on a full day’s rest going 15-22-1 (fifth worst in the NBA). Overall, this is a bad spot for the Mavs to cover the over.

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