This NBA Playoffs betting matchup can be seen on ESPN television.
NBA Playoffs odds favor the Spurs in this game but in the series the numbers are pretty close. One reason that the NBA Playoffs odds are close in this series is the absence of Manu Ginobili for the Spurs. He is out for the playoffs with an injury and San Antonio is not the same team without him. Many people believe the Mavericks can pull off the upset and win this series against the Spurs. The Mavericks have Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry who can matchup against Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. The key in this series could be the play of Josh Howard. If he plays well for the Mavericks then they will win this series. If he does not play well then the Spurs will win this series and it will be another disappointing first round NBA Playoffs betting loss for the Mavericks.
The trends are interesting to consider for this NBA Playoffs odds matchup. The Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. the Southwest Division. They also have played very poorly in the playoffs of late, going 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Mavericks have something to lean on in this series though. They are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in San Antonio and the underdog is 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings between the two teams.
The Spurs have been just the opposite in the playoffs as they have gone 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Conference Quarterfinals games. That is really the only good news for the Spurs though in terms of NBA Playoffs odds. San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Southwest Division. The Spurs are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
In regards to the NBA Playoffs odds total we see that the Under is 12-4 in the Mavericks last 16 road games. The Under is 13-6 in the Mavericks last 19 vs. the Southwest Division. The Under is 8-3 in the Spurs last 11 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Antonio between the two teams. The only number that points to an over is the one that shows the Over is 5-1 in the Spurs last 6 home games.
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