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Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors 5/18/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Odds & Info

Game Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks
Date & Time Wednesday May 18, 2022, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Center San Francisco, CA
Latest odds
GS -5 ; O/U 214.5
TV Channel
TNT

The Dallas Mavericks play Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals best-of-seven series on the road Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors. Dallas defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-3 in their semifinals series. The Mavericks clinched the series with a 123-90 rout of Phoenix in Game 7 behind 35 points from Luka Doncic. The Dallas defense held Phoenix to 37.9% shooting and the Mavericks out rebounded the Suns 43-39.

Luka Doncic is leading Dallas in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 31.5 points, 10.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. Jalen Brunson is the second leading scorer with an average of 22.9 points per game and is one of six players for Dallas averaging double-figures in scoring. Dallas is scoring an average of 106.2 points per game and is allowing an average of 101.9 points per game during the playoffs.

Golden State reached the Conference Finals by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2 in their best-of-seven semifinals series. The Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 110-96 in Game 6 to clinch the series. The leading scorer was Klay Thompson with 30 points. Although Golden State shot only 39.4% in the victory, the Warriors held the Grizzlies to 35.4% shooting and outrebounded Memphis 70-44.

Stephen Curry is the leading scorer for Golden State during the postseason with an average of 26.9 points per game, while Klay Thompson is the second leading scorer with an average of 20.4 points per game. Draymond Green is the leading rebounder and leader in assists with averages of 7.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. Golden State is scoring an average of 114.2 points per game and allowing an average of 110.2 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Mavericks last 5
  • Golden State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Warriors last 10 at home against an opponent with a winning record on the road

Free NBA Pick:

Dallas Mavericks +5

Dallas has covered the number well against Golden State. The Mavericks have covered the nut in four out of the last five overall between the two Western Conference rivals and six of the last seven played at Golden State. Golden State has struggled to cover the number following a straight-up victory, failing to cover each of the last five in that situation. Dallas has a tough defense that is holding opponents to an average of 101.9 points per game which is fourth in the playoffs. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks win and cover ATS 107-103.

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