NBA Picks: December 30th 2012
San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks
Prediction: Dallas +6
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These teams just faced each last week, at San Antonio. I won my “Personal Favorite” play on the Spurs in that game, part of my current 22-6 streak in the NBA. Popovich’s crew cruised to a 129-91 victory. If only they were all that easy …
Anyway, I felt that the Mavericks were going to be a little “road weary” for that 12/23 game, heading into the Christmas break. They’ve had some more rest now though. They’re back home and they’re playing with recent “revenge.” Playing their final game of 2012, I feel that they’ll be motivated to deliver their best effort.
The Mavs got blown out at Denver last time out, giving up 106 points. That was their first game back off a road trip and they were coming off a hard fought OT game vs. Oklahoma City the previous night. Tonight’s scheduling situation is far more favorable. Note that the Mavs are still a healthy 7-3-1 ATS after allowing 105 or more points in their previous game.
Unlike their hosts, the Spurs have another game left in 2012. They’ll face Brooklyn tomorrow night. While it’s typically been a strong spot for them in the past, note that the Spurs are 0-2 SU/ATS the last two times that they played the front end of back to back games, losing at Utah and Oklahoma City.
I successfully played against the Spurs in that loss at OKC (Thunder won by 14) and I won’t be surprised if they go down again here. Consider grabbing the points.
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