The Dallas Mavericks have great positioning in the Western Conference but are quickly losing their spot to the hard charging LA Lakers. After losing to Portland, the Mavericks cannot afford to lose in this game to the Golden State Warriors.
After falling to third place in the Western Conference, the Mavericks try to bounce back and avoid a third consecutive defeat – and fifth in seven games – when they wrap up a quick two-game road trip Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors.
The Dallas Mavericks are one of the best in scoring in the league with a quick-strike offense. Dallas shoots the ball better than any team in the West, connecting on 47.7 percent of its attempts, and when Dirk Nowitzki and his teammates are hitting they’ve been practically untouchable. When the Mavericks shoot at or above their average, they were 30-5 heading into Tuesday’s visit to Portland. Luckily for the Mavericks the Warriors are playing some bad basketball.
Neither of Golden State’s past two games has been close. The Warriors turned in one of their best defensive efforts of the season Sunday, holding Minnesota to 36.6 percent in a 100-77 win, but that didn’t carry over Monday against the West’s worst team. The Warriors to play an up-tempo style that should play right into the hades of the visiting Mavericks.
The Warriors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a home underdog of 0.5-4.5. The Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games when their starting five players combine for more than 160 minutes of the previous day and the Mavericks will rebound with a big win against the Warriors.
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