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Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
Golden State pays a visit to Dallas on Friday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks are 35-28 so far on the season, and 32-31 ATS vs. the number. The Warriors, meanwhile, are 22-39 and 32-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 32-31 and the Warriors go 30-30-1 on the totals.
On the opening line for this matchup, the Mavericks sat as 12.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 200.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Warriors taking on the No. 9-rated Mavericks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-94 win for the Mavericks on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 96 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 29 at 101.6 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Warriors own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 101.7 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in home scoring.
The Warriors were a 99-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of UNDER bettors. Golden State got 17 points from Klay Thompson but lost anyway 99-87 against the Lakers on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
Dallas won its last outing, a 117-110 result against the Rockets on April 18. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. Houston was victimized by Dirk Nowitzki for 35 points as the Mavericks defeated the Rockets 117-110 in NBA action on Wednesday.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Warriors at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Golden State's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Golden State
Dallas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Golden State at Houston, Saturday, April 21
Dallas at Chicago, Saturday, April 21