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2021 NBA Handicapping
(12-10) Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks (9-14)
Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Warriors +155 | Mavericks -163
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -4
NBA Betting Total: 231
The Golden State Warriors take on the Dallas Mavericks for the second time in three days. The Warriors trounced the Mavs 147-117 in the first game on Thursday.
Last season, the squads played three times with Dallas winning all three contests. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having won 84 matches of the 163 played.
Golden State Warriors
Despite the absence of James Wiseman and Kevon Looney the Warriors came out and did to the Mavericks what I was expecting Dallas to do to them.
The Dubs didn’t just win they exposed all the Mavericks’ weaknesses in the 147-116 drubbing.
Kelly Oubre Jr. had his best game as a Warrior but also of his career as he scored 40 points connecting on seven 3-pointers; an area he’d struggled in for most of the season.
Draymond Green delivered a double-double of 11 points and a season-high 15 assists while Stephen Curry registered 28 points and his 100th 3-pointer of the season/
Andrew Wiggins (18), Damion Lee (17), Juan Toscano-Anderson (14), and Mychal Mulder (12) were the other double-figure scorers.
Kevon Looney (ankle), James Wiseman (wrist), and Alen Smailagic (knee) are all out with return dates in mid-February expected.
Marquese Chriss suffered a fibular fracture to his ankle while Klay Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon. Both are out for the season.
Offensively the Mavericks were rolling to start the game posting 76 points in the first half. The issue was the Warriors scored 74 and just kept rolling in the second half.
Conversely, the Mavs who played the night prior versus the Hawks ran out of gas. Dallas scored 42 points in the second quarter but scored a cumulative 40 in the second half.
Luka Doncic led the way with 27 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Kristaps Prozingis offered 25 points, five rebounds, and three assists.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (19) and Jalen Brunson (18) were the other double-figure contributors.
Finally having their core players back and with a quality win in Atlanta, it felt like this was an opportunity for the Mavs to make up some ground via a winning streak but they got exposed defensively.
The positive takeaway is how well Dallas played in the first half but the true lesson was this team needs to improve defensively and take the ball inside more because they are relying far too much on the perimeter or mid-range shots.
Case in point, the Mavericks made 50 perimeter attempts and while they connected on 20 it wasn’t a winning formula. The two areas they were soundly beaten were fast-break scoring (24 to 4) and scoring in the paint (54 to 36).
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- Mavericks are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Dallas will need to respond to the loss with a concerted defensive effort. They have the talent to score but they also have the ability to defend as they proved early in the season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
This is gut-check time for the Mavs. Rick Carlisle needs to convince his squad to focus defensively, to play with more aggression, and to stop shooting so much from the perimeter and take the ball inside.
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