Through 3 Quarters

Their last head-to-head April was close, and so far it looks like that's how the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs will finish this one. Dallas and San Antonio are all tied up at 76.

Power forward Maxi Kleber has led the way so far for the Mavericks, as he has nine points along with nine rebounds and five blocks. San Antonio has been riding high on the performance of point guard Dejounte Murray, who has 18 points and seven assists in addition to five boards.

Who's Playing

San Antonio @ Dallas

Current Records: San Antonio 1-3; Dallas 2-1

What to Know

The San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. San Antonio and the Dallas Mavericks will face off in a Southwest Division battle at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday at American Airlines Center. Dallas will be strutting in after a victory while the Spurs will be stumbling in from a defeat.

San Antonio fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 125-121. San Antonio's loss came about despite a quality game from center Jakob Poeltl, who posted a double-double on 27 points and 14 rebounds along with three blocks.

Meanwhile, Dallas was able to grind out a solid win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, winning 116-106. Among those leading the charge for Dallas was point guard Luka Doncic, who dropped a double-double on 26 points and 14 boards in addition to seven assists.

The Spurs are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

San Antonio is now 1-3 while the Mavericks sit at 2-1. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: San Antonio enters the game with a 47.60% field goal percentage, good for second best in the league. On the other end of the spectrum, Dallas has only been able to knock down 40.40% percent of their shots, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. We'll see if the Spurs' 7.20% advantage translates to a win.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • TV: Bally Sports - Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Mavericks are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

San Antonio have won 16 out of their last 23 games against Dallas.

  • Apr 11, 2021 - San Antonio 119 vs. Dallas 117
  • Mar 10, 2021 - Dallas 115 vs. San Antonio 104
  • Jan 22, 2021 - Dallas 122 vs. San Antonio 117
  • Mar 10, 2020 - San Antonio 119 vs. Dallas 109
  • Feb 26, 2020 - Dallas 109 vs. San Antonio 103
  • Dec 26, 2019 - Dallas 102 vs. San Antonio 98
  • Nov 18, 2019 - Dallas 117 vs. San Antonio 110
  • Apr 10, 2019 - San Antonio 105 vs. Dallas 94
  • Mar 12, 2019 - San Antonio 112 vs. Dallas 105
  • Jan 16, 2019 - San Antonio 105 vs. Dallas 101
  • Oct 29, 2018 - San Antonio 113 vs. Dallas 108
  • Dec 16, 2017 - San Antonio 98 vs. Dallas 96
  • Dec 12, 2017 - Dallas 95 vs. San Antonio 89
  • Nov 27, 2017 - San Antonio 115 vs. Dallas 108
  • Nov 14, 2017 - San Antonio 97 vs. Dallas 91
  • Apr 07, 2017 - San Antonio 102 vs. Dallas 89
  • Jan 29, 2017 - Dallas 105 vs. San Antonio 101
  • Nov 30, 2016 - San Antonio 94 vs. Dallas 87
  • Nov 21, 2016 - San Antonio 96 vs. Dallas 91
  • Apr 13, 2016 - San Antonio 96 vs. Dallas 91
  • Feb 05, 2016 - San Antonio 116 vs. Dallas 90
  • Jan 17, 2016 - San Antonio 112 vs. Dallas 83
  • Nov 25, 2015 - San Antonio 88 vs. Dallas 83

Injury Report for Dallas

  • Boban Marjanovic: Game-Time Decision (Back)
  • Trey Burke: Out (Covid-19)
  • Sterling Brown: Out (Ankle)
  • Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Back)

Injury Report for San Antonio

  • Doug McDermott: Out (Knee)
  • Zach Collins: Out (Foot)