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San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks, 11-14-2017 - Expert Prediction
A pair of Southwest Division rivals meet down in the Lone Star State. The San Antonio Spurs are on the road as they travel to take on the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night. San Antonio won for the fourth time in five games as they clobbered the Bulls 133-94 at home Saturday night. Dallas lost its second straight and eighth in the last nine games as they were beaten 112-99 on the road by the Thunder Sunday night. The Spurs hold a 105-67 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams and have won eight of the last nine matchups, including three of four last season.
The San Antonio Spurs hit the road to take on the Dallas Mavericks for a Tuesday night contest. This is the first of four meetings between the two teams. After a slow start to the season, the Spurs have won of their last five. The Spurs have the fourth best defense in the league (99.6 ppg). LaMarcus Aldridge leads the team with 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds. Dallas has lost eight of their last nine games. The struggles have come on offense where they're averaging 99.5 points (27th). Harrison Barnes leads Dallas with 19 points a game on 46 percent shooting. If Dallas wants to have a shot at upsetting the Spurs, rookie Dennis Smith Jr. must have a big night. Smith Jr. is averaging 18.4 points and 4.6 assists over the last five games.