Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 22 (5/22): NBA

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 22 (5/22): NBA

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Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Mavericks money line -125
Mavericks spread -1.5
Warriors money line +110
Warriors spread +1.5
Over / under 218.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors
Record 60-37 63-32
Home / road record 34-13 24-22
Streak L2 W3
Points per game 107.62 111.38
Points allowed per game 104.49 106.02
Rebounds per game 42.19 45.26
Rebounds allowed per game 43.78 42.72
Over / under record 37-58-2 43-50-2

Preview

The Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks will play the Game 3 of the Western Conference finals at the American Airlines Center on Sunday night. The Warriors cameback from a 14 points deficit and beat the Mavs 126-117 in Game 2 to take the lead 2-0 on the series.

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 24-22 on the road ranking first in the Western Conference with a 63-32 record overall. The Warriors have gone 44-23 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State ranks eighth in the NBA allowing just 107.3 points per game while holding opponents to 44.4% shooting.

Stephen Curry is averaging 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Warriors. Jordan Poole is averaging 4.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Golden State.

In their last 10 games the Warriors are 7-3, averaging 112.7 points, 47 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.9 points.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 26-23 on the road this season. They have a 60-36 record overall ranking 2nd in the Southwest. The Mavericks have gone 44-22 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas scores 107.6 points and has outscored opponents by 3.3 points per game.

Doncic is averaging 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 20.9 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

In their last 10 games the Mavericks are 5-5, averaging 105.5 points, 35.6 rebounds, 18.1 assists, 8.2 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.2 points.

BETTING TRENDS

Golden State are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games against Dallas.

Golden State are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against Dallas.

Dallas are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas' last 9 games when playing at home against Golden State.

Prediction

The Mavericks were up by 14 points at the end of the first half in Game 2 but Golden State answered with a 25-13 third quarter to pull to 85-83 going into fourth and ended up losing the game. Now they will play at Dallas where they won the 2 games they hosted the Warriors in the regular season. The Mavs have also covered the spread in their last 5 games at home. Look for the Mavericks to take control of Game 3 and get the win at home.

PICK: Mavericks ML (-125)

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