BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Mavericks +2 (-108)
- Moneyline: Warriors (-134)
Dallas has won four of its last five games, including a 109-104 decision over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Mavs are 35-26-1 ATS, 8-2 SU in their last 10 games, and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
The Warriors remain as 3-point favorites despite losing their last two contests, with All Star guard Stephen Curry leading the way with 25.8 points per game. Golden State is 30-28-4 ATS, 4-1 SU in their last four games against an opponent in the Western Conference but is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games against Dallas.
The Mavericks will be led by All Star guard Luka Doncic, who averages 27.5 points per game. But Dallas will have to win without key players Tim Hardaway (foot), Trey Burke (shoulder) and Marquese Chriss (knee). Golden State will continue to miss forward Draymond Green (calf), Andre Iguodala (back) and guard Klay Thompson (illness). However, Thompson’s status changed to probable coming into Thursday’s game against the Mavs.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 109 Golden State Warriors – 108 Dallas Mavericks
- Moneyline — Warriors WIN
A look at Wednesday’s predictions
Giannis Antetokounmpo came through with 28 points, 17 rebounds and five assists, while Jrue Holiday scored the game-winning layup with 1.9 seconds left to help the Milwaukee Bucks rally from a 14-point deficit and pull off a 120-119 win over the Miami Heat and give coach Mike Buldenhozer his 200th victory with the team.
Cameron Johnson scored 20 points off the bench while DeAndre Ayton had 18 points and eight rebounds as the Phoenix Suns disposed of the Portland Trail Blazers, 120-90, despite playing without All Stars Chris Paul and Devin Booker.
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