NBA odds preview - Mavericks vs. Warriors
Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Odds
The Warriors will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Mavericks at Oracle Arena in NBA wagering action.
This season the Warriors are 28-17 overall and 26-17-2 ATS against the number, while the Mavericks are 19-26 and 25-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Golden State is 28-17 on the OU, and Dallas is 28-16-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Warriors at No. 6 and the Mavericks at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-99 result in favor of the Warriors.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 4-rated squad against Dallas's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 8 in the league with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 7 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 104.8 points per game when playing on the road. Golden State, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring on their home court.
The Mavericks were a 106-104 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. The Mavericks wasted a 26-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki as Portland ran past them 106-104 on Tuesday at Rose Garden.
The Warriors were a 108-95 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. The Warriors got a 32-point performance from Klay Thompson as Golden State handed Cleveland a 108-95 defeat on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 8-2
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Mavericks at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State's last 9 games when playing at home against Dallas
Golden State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
Golden State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Dallas at Phoenix, Friday, February 1
Golden State home to Phoenix, Saturday, February 2