Mavericks vs. Spurs NBA Preview (3/19/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 19, 2024
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Spurs Vs. Mavericks Preview

The San Antonio Spurs host the Dallas Mavericks in a Southwest Division matchup at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Frost Bank Center. The game will not be a nationally televised event.

Mavericks vs. Spurs pregame odds

The pre-game NBA betting odds favor the Mavericks with a point spread of -8.5. The over/under is set at 233.5 total points. Coming off a last-second victory over the Denver Nuggets, Dallas will look to ride that momentum to a win on Tuesday against the Spurs. Massachusetts sportsbooks situate tonight’s game odds as follows:

  • DraftKings: Spurs +9, over/under 233.5
  • FanDuel: Spurs +9, over/under 233.0
  • Caesars: Spurs +8.5, over/under 233.5
  • BetMGM: Spurs +8.5, over/under 233.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Mavericks vs. Spurs. 

Mavs vs. Spurs projected starting lineups for March 19

Mavericks starting lineup

PG: Luka Doncic (Game-time decision)
SG: Kyrie Irving
SF: Derrick Jones
PF: P.J. Washington 
C: Daniel Gafford

Spurs starting lineup

PG: Tre Jones
SG: Devin Vassell
SF: Julian Champagnie
PF: Jeremy Sochan
C: Victor Wembanyama

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Mavs vs Spurs injuries for tonight’s game

The major injury news surrounding this game is point guard Luka Doncic being a game-time decision with a hamstring injury. Dante Exum (foot) and Brandon Williams are both a game-time decision as well.

As for the Spurs, center Charles Bassey (knee) is the only player on the injury report for Tuesday’s game. He’s out of the season.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Dallas Mavericks team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Mavericks are 39-29, ranking them 7th in the Western Conference and 2nd in their division. They average 118.8 points for and 117.5 points against per game. Last time out, they pulled out a 107-105 upset win over the Denver Nuggets after entering as a 1.5-point home underdog.

  • Points per game: 118.8 (6th)
  • Points allowed per game: 117.5 (22nd)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.4 (23rd)
  • Assists per game: 25.4 (22nd)
  • FG%: 48.2 (12th)
  • 3PT%: 37.0 (12th)

San Antonio Spurs team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Spurs enter this game with a record of 15-53, placing them last in the Western Conference and last in their division. They average 112.8 points per game while allowing 119.8 points against. Their last game saw them win against the Brooklyn Nets with a score of 122-115 in overtime. The Spurs are now 4-6 in their last 10 games, including a Friday night loss against Denver.

  • Points per game: 112.8 (24th)
  • Points allowed per game: 119.8 (25th)
  • Rebounds per game: 43.6 (17th)
  • Assists per game: 29.8 (2nd)
  • FG%: 46.3 (24th)
  • 3PT%: 34.9 (28th)

Player stats for Mavs vs. Spurs on March 19

Dallas Mavericks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Mavericks’ Luka Doncic stood out during the team’s Sunday win against Denver, logging 37 points and 10 rebounds, alongside Kyrie Irving who added 24 points and 9 assists. Their performances are critical for a Dallas victory in the upcoming game, although Doncic’s listing as a game-time decision could lead fellow Dallas players to see more court time. Here are the five Mavericks’ leaders based on the team’s last outing versus Denver:

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 37 PTS, 10 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 24 PTS, 7 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Dereck Lively II (C): 14 PTS, 8 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (SF): 9 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 8 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST

Luka Doncic is in the race for the NBA MVP and is one of the best players in the league. Donic averages over 30 points per game, while Kyrie Irving adds over 25. Here are the season leaders for the Mavericks heading into tonight’s game:

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 34.4 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 9.7 APG
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 25.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.3 APG
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (SF): 15.7 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 1.7 APG
  • Daniel Gafford (C): 11.0 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 0.8 APG
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 10.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.4 APG

San Antonio Spurs leaders ahead of tonight’s game

For the Spurs, Victor Wembanyama led the way with 33 points and 15 rebounds in their win over the Brooklyn Nets. Devin Vassell added 25 points, while Keldon Johnson chipped in with 24 points. Here are San Antonio’s leaders from its game against Brooklyn on Sunday:

  • Victor Webanyama (C): 33 PTS, 15 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Devin Vassell (SG): 25 PTS, 2 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Keldon Johnson (SF): 24 PTS, 5 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Tre Jones (PG): 11 PTS, 4 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Cedi Osman (SF): 10 PTS, 3 RBS, 0 AST

Victor Webanyama is one of the rookies and players in the NBA. While the Spurs have struggled this season, the future is definitely bright with Webanyama in the mix. Here are the top five San Antonio players this season:

  • Victor Webanyama (C): 20.8 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • Devin Vassell (SG): 19.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.0 APG
  • Keldon Johnson (SF): 16.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.9 APG
  • Jeremy Sochan (F): 11.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.4 APG
  • Zach Collins (PF): 11.2 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.9 APG
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