The Golden State Warriors have not been so invincible lately but upon reviewing the latest news, stats, and injury reports, it’s clear to see why: injuries. They play host to the Dallas Mavericks, who know a thing or two about injuries themselves. Golden State will be the favorites on the NBA betting lines in what should be a defensive game.
Dallas Mavericks (27-20) vs Golden State Warriors (34-13)
Warriors Staying Afloat Behind D
If we told you that Steph Curry was in a shooting slump and Golden State still managed a winning record, you’d call us liars. But that’s what has been happening, mostly due to the Warriors’ NBA-leading defense.
Curry is mired in one of the worst shooting slumps of his career. Against Utah on Sunday night, he hit just 1 of 13 from three. In his past 10 games, the two-time MVP has averaged just 20.1 points while shooting 35.1 percent from the field and 27.6 percent from deep. A few more misses and he’s in Russell Westbrook territory.
Even without Draymond Green, the Warriors have eked out wins. The likes of Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins have stepped up for the team while others like Otto Porter Jr. have played solid two-way basketball. Golden State may not be the juggernaut it once was, but it stays a top bet online thanks to its depth.
Mavericks Locking Up 2022
After finishing 2021 with a 17-18 record, the Dallas Mavericks have turned the corner and dominated in this new year. Dallas has lost just two games (10-2) in 2022 and has an NBA-best 98.8 defensive rating.
The team may still be pedestrian on offense, but its hard-nosed defense has allowed it to dominate on a near-nightly basis. Since New Year’s Eve, the Mavericks have gone 11-2 on both the spread and moneyline.
What’s more noteworthy are the teams Dallas is beating: Denver, Golden State and Memphis (twice). Even Luka Doncic has embraced the defense-first approach as his offensive numbers may be down, but he is a key contributor to a championship-caliber D.
Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Head to Head
Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Game Information
- Date: Tuesday
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- Location: Chase Center
- Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Betting Lines
Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Prediction
Golden State will look to snap a three-game skid against Dallas, but it will need to find a way to break through the Mavericks’ intense defense. The Mavericks held the Warriors to a season-low 82 points in a game that saw neither team hit the century mark for the first time since 2013.
It speaks to Golden State’s talent that the online sportsbook is giving Dallas 3½ points when the Warriors don’t have their best defender. The Warriors have the higher ceiling here, but they are only 4-4 since Green got hurt, and Curry’s slump doesn’t look to get better without his playmaking. Bet on Dallas or pass.
Pick: Dallas Mavericks +3½
Once upon a time, these two franchises combined to create high-octane games with eye-popping totals. But that’s all in the past as this one should be another gritty and slow-paced affair, similar to Dallas’ last eight games (all went under). Bet on this trend to continue.
Pick: Under 212
Parlay: Mavericks +3½ and Under 212 (+264)