4* NBA *BEST BET*
San Antonio vs. Dallas,
03/17/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 99 - 106
Point Spread: -3/-102 Dallas
4* NBA *BEST BET* on Mavs -3
This is a letdown spot for the Spurs, who check in off a big win over the Thunder last night. It will be very difficult for this veteran team to match the intensity they played with last night, and I believe a failure to do so will get them beat.
Dallas is the reigning NBA champ, and it will be hungry for a statement win to show the NBA it is still a contender. The Mavs have quietly won 4 in a row and 8 of 10 at home. Their recent home dominance is significant because they are 18-3 ATS off 2 or more consecutive home wins over the last 2 seasons, winning by an average of 6.3 points in these games.
The Mavericks are also 31-14-2 ATS in their last 47 games vs. a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. Take the Mavs.