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Last Updated Jan 05, 2022, 23:12 PM

Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA coverage will resume on Wednesday night with a compelling Western Conference matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks. Coverage begins from American Airlines Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

SCORE PREDICTION

Warriors 114, Mavericks 105

BEST BETS

Warriors -5 (-110) at DraftKings

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS PREDICTIONS

After finishing ninth in the West with a record of 39-33 SU last year, Golden State stormed out to a triumphant start to the season, as the Warriors entered December boasting impressive records of 18-3 SU and 15-5-1 ATS – with 14 of those victories coming by a double-digit margin.

The last few weeks have been relatively shaky for the Warriors though, considering Golden State is just 11-5 SU and 7-8-1 ATS across the last 16 games – despite getting tagged as favorites in 13 of those contests.

On the other hand, Dallas also posted a strong start to this season, as the Mavericks kicked things off with a solid 9-4 SU run – but winning never comes particularly easy for them, considering Dallas went just 5-8 ATS across that timeframe.

Injuries, along with a strengthened schedule, quickly caught up with Dallas over the last few months though, considering the Mavericks are just 10-14 SU and 13-11 ATS across the last 24 games – which includes discouraging SU losses to the Wizards, Hornets, Pelicans, and Kings.

I’ll lay the points with Golden State here, as despite entering Wednesday riding a three-game win streak, the Mavericks are just 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS across their last ten games, having scored 105 PTS or less in six of those matchups (107 PPG) – which typically isn’t enough to top a Warriors squad that ranks sixth in scoring and second in effective field-goal percentage. (111.4 PPG, 56% EFG).

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS BETTING ODDS

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Southwest
  • Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
  • Venue: American Airlines Arena
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 29-7
  • ATS: 22-12-2
  • O/U: 13-22-1

After last year’s mediocre 39-33 SU regular-season showing, Golden State posted a surprisingly dominant start to the new season, as the Warriors opened with wins in 18-of-20 games – with their only two losses across that span coming by slim margins of four points or less.

Golden State ran into a bit of a rough patch towards the onset of December, as the Warriors enter Monday sitting at just 11-5 SU and 7-8-1 ATS across their last 16 games. Their magic seemingly returned over the holidays though, considering the Warriors’ boast impressive victories over the Jazz, Suns, Grizzlies, and Heat across their latest five-game stretch.

DALLAS MAVERICKS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 19-18
  • ATS: 18-19
  • O/U: 12-24-1

After a disappointing first-round exit from last year’s playoffs, Dallas posted an encouraging start to the new season, as the Mavericks opened with wins in seven of their first ten games – before inevitably suffering a continuous cycle of health issues, leading to their plummet down to 19-18 SU and 18-19 ATS.

Dallas is a very dangerous squad when Luka Doncic is present, but clearly, the two-time All-Pro can’t single-handedly move mountains, considering Dallas ranks just 26th in scoring and 20th in effective field-goal percentage (105.1 PPG, 51.9% EFG) – which is inexcusable for a squad with such a gifted offensive player running the show.

The Warriors are 2-8 ATS in their last ten matchups against Dallas. (AP)

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Mavericks won two-of-three regular-season matchups against the Warriors last year, with all three of those matchups soaring way over the total set for Wednesday’s affair at a whopping average of 255 PPG.

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • GSW: Steph Curry - PG (27.2 PPG, 5.2 REB, 6.1 AST)
  • GSW: Andrew Wiggins - SF (19.1 PPG, 4.5 REB, 1.9 AST)
  • DAL: Luka Doncic - PG (24.9 PPG, 8 REB, 8.8 AST)
  • DAL: Jalen Brunson - PG (16.1 PPG, 3.7 REB, 5.6 AST)

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS BETTING CONCLUSION

After claiming a third straight victory with a win over Denver on Monday night (W, 103-89), the Mavericks enter Wednesday’s contest as five-point home underdogs against the visiting Warriors – marking the first time Dallas has been an underdog across the last five games.

I’ll lay the points with Golden State here, as the Warriors are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS across the last five games, while averaging 116.8 PPG across victories over the Grizzlies, Suns, Jazz, and Heat – seemingly setting the stage for a casual evening of work against a Mavericks squad averaging just 105.9 PPG across their latest 9-11 SU and 10-10 ATS stretch.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS BETTING TRENDS

  • The Warriors are 2-8 ATS in their last ten matchups against Dallas.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the last six matchups between Dallas and Golden State.
  • The Warriors are 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their last six games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five Mavericks' games.
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