Stars Hit the Floor in Texas
Luka Doncic, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson will be just a few of the star players on the floor when the Golden State Warriors visit the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
NBA odds have the Warriors at +1, so a close game is expected between Western Conference teams heading in different directions.
Warriors Finding Groove
The defending champions are starting to play with a little more cohesion after posting three straight wins and four from their last five games.
The Warriors got the better of the Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves, so they beat three quality opponents. We’re starting to see the Warriors of old, despite being 11-10 overall and a dismal 2-9 on the road.
Steph Curry averages 31.4 points per game, so he’s keeping up his end of the bargain. However, there are still concerns about the defense, which allowed 120 points against Houston and 128 to the Pelicans.
There was a time when the Warriors would have been clear betting online favorites to beat the Mavericks. Now, there is trepidation in the market, and until the Warriors win consistently on the road, bettors will get favorable odds for the visitors.
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A One-Man Team
Say what you want about the Dallas Mavericks, but they are a one-man team and Doncic can’t be asked to do everything.
The Warriors are 9-10 after dropping their last four games. Losses to Denver, Boston, Toronto and Milwaukee aren’t a good look on their record, so something needs to change.
We can’t see the Mavericks having long-term success with their current roster, and even though Doncic averages 33.1 points, he needs his teammates to get involved.
It’s why the Mavericks are only a one-point favorite despite owning an 8-3 home record. There is no trust with bettors, especially with a dismal against-the-spread record of 4-14-1. It’s tragic reading for bettors who like to back the Mavericks, so they need to improve.
Las Vegas NBA lines often have them favored to win but this is basically a pick’em.. However, after losing 124-115 to the Bucks, they are searching for answers. Signing point guard Kemba Walker looks good in theory, but we’re unsure if he’s the guy they want.
“I’m just making sure I’m right, making sure I’m ready, making sure I’m ready for whenever somebody gives me that call,” Walker said. “I just know that I have the ability to help someone, to help a team. I know I can still play basketball at a high level.”
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Warriors vs Mavericks Head-to-Head
The Warriors won the most recent meeting 120-110 as the -6½ favorite.
They have covered four of the last five games against the Mavericks, but it’s a 5-5 split in head-to-head battles over the last 10 games.
Warriors vs Mavericks Game Information
- Game: Warriors (11-10) vs Mavericks (9-10)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7.30 p.m. ET
- Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- Warriors vs Mavericks Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Warriors vs Mavericks Betting Lines
Warriors vs Mavericks Picks & Prediction
Until something changes, we can’t back the Mavericks with any confidence. Therefore, we’re happy to ride with the Warriors as +1 underdogs.
They are playing much better basketball and we can’t see much defense being played, so take over 27 points in a same-game parlay.
Golden State is listed at -125 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Warriors you have a chance to win $80. Dallas is +105, offering a chance to win $105 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Golden State a 55.56% chance to win, with the Mavericks at 48.787%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.