Written and authored by National Basketball Association Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes. NBA Premium Picks have been winning at a 73.5% rate and will continue through the 2016 NBA Finals in June 2016. The (41-8) San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference Southwest Division will be in the “METROPLEX” for a Divisional matchup. San Antonio plays the (28-24) Dallas Mavericks also of the Western Conference Southwest in 2016 NBA action. The teams will play at American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas, Texas. Tip-Off time is at 9:30 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network. The game is on Friday, February 5th, 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the San Antonio Spurs is one of three teams capable of representing the West in the Finals. Dallas is playing .500 basketball and could make some move by the trade deadline. The Opening Betting Line has Dallas as a seven and a half-point Home Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 199′ for Friday’s game.
The San Antonio Spurs have lost only two times in their last ten straight up. San Antonio, beaten on the road by the two teams that played in the 2015 NBA Finals, Golden State, and Cleveland. The Spurs most recent victory, an 110-97 home defeat of the New Orleans Pelicans. New Orleans kept the game close until they started missing shots down the stretch. Spurs star Manu Ginobili suffered a groin injury late in the contest, and his status is unknown for Fridays game. Head Coach Gregg Popovich will make the proper adjustments when facing Golden State going forward. The Spurs rank fifth in the league on offense and number-one defensively. Forward Kawhi Leonard is the team leader in scoring and steals. 2016 free agent LaMarcus Aldridge grabs a team-high 8.4 rebound per contest. Long-time Spurs Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are also playing grat basketball.
The 2016 Dallas Mavericks have lost their last two basketball games. The most recent a home defeat at the hands of the Miami Heat. Dallas is third in the Division, thirteen games behind first-place San Antonio. Owner Mark Cuban and his team can’t wait for the All-Star break to begin. Dallas will have nine day’s off for the event. Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle wants his team to toughen up in the next week and show some character. Dallas goes, on the road to face Memphis on the sixth of this month. Dallas returns home to play Utah on the ninth of February. Dallas average 100.4 ppg on offense and ranks 13th league-wide defensively. Five different players lead the team in various categories. Forward Dirk Nowitzki scores a team-best 1.7 points per contest. The key to a Dallas win on Friday is to play with compassion and grit in front of the home crowd.
The Betting Odds over The Total are 4-1 San Antonio last five on Friday’s.
Dallas is 9-4 their last thirteen vs. San Antonio at home.
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