The Spurs have four games left on their schedule to clinch the top spot in the Western Conference for the playoffs. The Mavericks have three games remaining to clinch a playoff spot. The Mavericks have put themselves in a good position by winning four straight games. San Antonio has been up-and-down since having its long winning streak snapped. Despite all of this, we like San Antonio in this contest because of their dominance over the Mavericks this season.

Spurs looking for sweep of Mavericks

The Spurs have gone 1-2 since seeing their 19-game winning streak snapped. Now, they have a chance to secure the top spot in the hotly contested Western Conference. They have a three-game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but will not be able to clinch the top spot tonight though. The Spurs will look for a second straight season series sweep of the Mavericks for the first time since taking three in a row from 1991-1994. 

Mavericks working towards a playoff spot

It seems as though Dallas will be in the playoffs this year, but it is a matter of when right now. Because the ninth-place Memphis Grizzlies beat the Miami Heat on Wednesday, the Mavericks will need to win their next two games before they secure a playoff spot. If the Grizzlies had lost on Wednesday, the Mavericks would have been able to secure a playoff berth with a win tonight at home over the Spurs. Dallas and San Antonio could meet in the first round.

In what is a possible first-round playoff preview, the Mavericks host the Spurs. Dallas could fall to eighth in the conference, which would pit them against the Spurs in the first round. We like San Antonio to send Dallas to a loss tonight, putting them in danger of dropping into that eighth spot. We will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on the Spurs at with the OVER 200 total points scored.

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