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Mavericks face Warriors: NBA odds preview

Dallas MavericksGolden State Warriors
13-9December 11, 2013, 10:30 | Oracle Arena12-10

The Warriors will try to cover the spread at Oracle Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Mavericks in basketball action.

The Mavericks will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 10-11-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Warriors are 10-10-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Dallas is 11-11 on the totals; Golden State is 10-12.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Warriors as -5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 208.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Warriors sit at No. 9 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 11 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Warriors will win this game 97-95.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 112-97 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas got 21 points from Monta Ellis but lost anyway 112-97 against the Kings on Monday at Sleep Train Arena.

In their last action, Golden State was a 115-111 loser on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (226) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Golden State got 43 points from Stephen Curry en route to a 115-111 loss at the hands of Golden State on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 10-rated squad against Dallas's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 3 in the league with 9.77 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 8.68 per outing.

Next up:
Dallas home to Milwaukee, Saturday, December 14th
Golden State home to Houston, Friday, December 13th