An effective defensive scheme on Luka Doncic that worked in Game 1 is what the Golden State Warriors (62-32) need to sustain as they host the Dallas Mavericks (60-36) at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, on Friday. In today’s game, the Warriors came up as 6-point favorites against the Mavericks. See more predictions in the Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Mavericks +6 (-110)
- Mavericks vs Warriors Over/Under: 214 points
The Mavericks (56-38-2 ATS) were 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against the Warriors and are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 matches. The total has gone UNDER in five of Dallas’ last six outings, even as the Mavericks went 6-2 ATS in their last eight contests when playing on the road against the Warriors.
The Warriors (47-43-4 ATS) went 2-6 ATS in their last eight matches when playing at home against the Mavericks even as the total has gone OVER in 12 of Golden State’s last 17 outings against Dallas. Golden State went 14-3 SU in their last 17 games, as they hope to follow up on their 112-87 victory in Game 1 on Wednesday.
Dallas must find a way to get Doncic going early after the Mavs struggled with 36% shooting for just 18 points in the first quarter of Game 1. Aside from Doncic, the Mavericks hope to get more scoring from top reserve Spencer Dinwiddie, who shot 5 of 11 but he needs to be more aggressive if Dallas wants to steal Game 2.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 114 Golden State Warriors – 102 Dallas Mavericks
- Over/Under — OVER 214 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, Jaylen Brown had 24 points while Marcus Smart celebrated his return on the floor with 24 points and eight rebounds as the Boston Celtics bounced back with a 127-102 victory over the Miami Heat to tie their Eastern Conference finals series at 1-all.
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