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Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors Game 2 Betting Analysis and Prediction

Trying to win on the road isn’t easy for any team in the NBA playoffs, but the Dallas Mavericks were hoping for a better performance than they turned in during Game 1. Golden State Warriors ran laps around the Mavericks and was able to coast in the second half of a 25-point victory.

When people are determining how to bet on NBA, it is unwise to let the feeling about one game influence an opinion on how the series goes.

It would be hard to not be impressed by Golden State’s performance in Game 1. The Warriors shot at a high clip from the field and made life miserable on Dallas’ offense. If the Mavericks can’t figure things out quickly, this may end up being a shorter series than people in the Lone Star state were hoping for.

Last game records

Golden State beat Dallas 112-87 Wednesday in San Francisco. The Warriors lead the series 1-0.

Matchup information

Mavericks at Warriors Betting Analysis

Dallas Betting Analysis

Betting stats NBA shows the Mavericks have had their share of issues producing points on the road this postseason. However, Dallas was especially bad in Game 1. The Mavericks only made 22.9 percent (11-of-48) of their 3-pointers and shot 36 percent (31-of-86) from the field overall.

Luka Doncic led Dallas with 20 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, but his totals were well below his postseason averages. The Mavericks only had four players score in double figures overall, with Spencer Dinwiddie contributing 17 points. While Dallas didn’t open the series well, the Mavericks have shown an ability to play well on the road in the playoffs.

The Mavericks closed out both of their first two series during this postseason on the road.

Golden State Betting Analysis

The only thing the Warriors didn’t do well in the series opener was shoot free throws. Good thing for Golden State, which shot 62.5 percent from the charity stripe; the Warriors didn’t need free throws to win the game. The Warriors shot 56.1 percent from the field and outscored Golden State 44-32 in the paint.

Golden State also had an edge in most of the hustle stats. The Warriors held a 51-35 edge in rebounding and a 7-1 advantage in blocked shots. Golden State did struggle with taking care of the basketball again, but the Warriors’ 15 turnovers didn’t play a factor in the outcome.

Offensively, Golden State had seven players finish in double figures scoring. The Warriors were led by Steph Curry, who scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to finish with a double-double. Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins tied for second on the team in scoring by each contributing 19 points.

Updates

Dallas doesn’t have any injuries of note. Golden State’s Andre Iguodala is still being evaluated for a neck injury.

  • Dallas is 56-38-2 against the spread.
  • Golden State is 47-43-4 against the spread.
  • The over is 36-58-2 in the Mavericks’ games this season.
  • The over is 42-50-2 in the Warriors’ games this season.
  • Dallas is 25-10 against the spread following a loss.
  • Golden State is 29-28-4 against the spread following a win.

Mavericks at Warriors Betting Preview

NBA betting odds have Golden State as a 6-point favorite. The Warriors are -265 on the moneyline, while the Mavericks are +210. Anyone looking to make different kinds of NBA picks can bet on the over/under, which is set at 214.

Mavericks at Warriors Betting Prediction

Dallas has shown a remarkable ability to bounce back from poor showings on the road. The Mavericks will need to make sure to not let Golden State to get as many looks at the basket as they did in Game 1. While the Warriors did shoot a high percentage from the field as a whole, Golden State only made 34.5 percent (10-of-29) of its 3-pointers.

Dallas’ biggest challenge this series is going to be getting other supporting players to take the pressure off Doncic. The Warriors have a good defense and will be able to find ways to slow down Doncic from going off as he did earlier in the playoffs. Golden State will grab another game at all and double its lead in the series.  

How to bet Mavericks at Warriors

Bet Golden State -6.

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