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Mavericks take on Warriors in hoops contest

Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors
38-26 March 11, 2014, 10:30 | Oracle Arena 40-24



NBA betting interest will be piqued on Tuesday when the Mavericks of Dallas hit the hard court against the Warriors of Golden State.

The Warriors bring a 40-24 record (31-31-2 ATS) to the battle against the 38-26 Mavericks, who are 35-28-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 25-38-1 so far and the Mavericks go 35-29. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Warriors, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-97 victory for the Warriors.

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Dallas won its last outing, a 105-94 result against the Pacers on March 9. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dallas got 20 points from Monta Ellis en route to a 105-94 victory over Indiana on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Golden State was a 113-107 winner at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (220) was profitable news for OVER bettors. David Lee went off for 26 points and added 9 rebounds leading Golden State over Phoenix, 113-107, on Sunday at Oracle Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 103.53 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 20 at 102.2 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 45.79% so far, less than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Next up:
Dallas at Utah, Wednesday, March 12th
Golden State at Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 12th