|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Saturday, 18 April 2009 08:37|
NBA betting fans may see the most intense opening round series on the NBA odds board take place between Dallas and San Antonio. NBA betting handicappers know that these teams hate each other and also know that they are a fairly even match against the NBA odds.
The San Antonio Spurs are a long time NBA betting post season powerhouse with an incredible blend of skill and experience. While many wrote off the Spurs after their slow start against the NBA odds in November, San Antonio ended up as the top team in the southwest division standings by the end of the NBA betting regular season.
This is not a team to underestimate. San Antonio's NBA betting strength is their 2nd ranked defense while their offense is suspect as it ranked only 23rd. Tony Parker is the main offensive weapon as he led the Spurs in scoring with an average of 22 points per game. San Antonio had an overall record of 54-28 straight up and 40-40-2 against the spread. The road team was 46-34-2 against the NBA betting board in all San Antonio games this year.
The Dallas Mavericks, at first glance, seemed to have a solid NBA betting season as they finished 50-32 straight up but were just 40-42 against the spread. Dallas ranked 9th overall on offense and 15th overall on defense.
The Mavericks have had a long time NBA betting reputation of being soft on defense and a team that can be bullied easily, which fits perfectly into the San Antonio profile as the Spurs are a much more physical team. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs in scoring with an average of 26 points per game. He also led Dallas in rebounding with 8.4 per game while Jason Kidd averaged 8.7 assists per game.
In this head to head NBA betting matchup the dog has covered 15 out of the last 20 meetings between the teams and the road team got the cash in 14 out of the last 20. San Antonio will host games 1&2 on April 18&20. Dallas will host games 3&4 on April 23&25.
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