Golden State Warriors Travels to Dallas to Face the Mavericks
The Warriors might be without Klay Thompson as they face the Dallas Mavericks. However, you can never count out the ability of Stephen Curry to lead the team to victory. Facing Dallas is a tall task, especially with Luka Doncic playing as well as he has.
The last time the Warriors faced the Mavericks, they lost 107-101. Can they come away with a win on the road this time?
The Dallas Mavericks have the chance to increase their standing in the Western Conference. They’re currently fifth in the conference, just a few games behind the Utah Jazz. Another win over the Warriors should put them in a prime position to move up.
As we near the beginning of the NBA Playoffs, these games are vital. Let’s see if we can find the right pick for this one.
Game Preview: Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks March 3rd
The Golden State Warriors have one of the most efficient offenses in the NBA. They rank 10th in scoring, averaging 110.97 points per game and fifth in three-point percentage.
They’ll likely have to rely on their scoring since they’re missing some of their better defenders. Klay Thompson is listed as “day-to-day,” but he should be active for this one. So, how about the Dallas Mavericks?
Dallas recently got a win over the Golden State Warriors just a few days ago. Being able to shut down the Warriors’ offense went a long way, and we could see the same thing Thursday.
In the event that they’re missing Klay Thompson, the Mavericks could have an even better chance. The No.2 defense in the NBA could be looking at pulling off another upset if they stop Curry.
Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks Betting Predictions
The spread is going to be very important in this game, especially since Dallas just beat Golden State. In that game, the Warriors came in as four-point favorites, but the Mavericks won the game.
We could see a swing where the Mavericks are the favorites or smaller underdogs. Still, the Mavericks have an incredible 8-2 record against the Warriors over their last ten games.
When it comes to the spread, each of these teams are over .500 this season. The Warriors have an ATS record of 30-27-4, while the Mavericks are 34-26-1.
The Warriors have a great offense, but we think the defense of the Mavericks prevails this time. Even if the Mavericks are favored, they won’t be favored by much. It also helps that the Mavericks are 20-11 at home.
When thinking about the total, you have to take the Mavericks defense into account. On average, they allow just 103.47 points per game.
The last time they played Golden State, they held them to just 101 points. Considering the Mavericks offense doesn’t put up a lot of points themselves, take the under in this one.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.