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Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

Two of the NBA’s hottest teams meet on Friday night when the Golden State Warriors head to Dallas to take on the Mavericks.

Both teams are jostling for position in a packed Western Conference and they both have work to do as the regular season winds down. The Mavericks are chasing home court in the first round, while the Warriors are in the final Play-In spot.

Golden State put their six-game winning streak on the line in this one, but are taking on a Mavericks' team that has dropped only two of their last 14 games. 

Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks betting picks and predictions

Dallas Mavericks to win and both teams to score 100 (-125)

This is the third meeting between these two teams in the last few weeks, with Golden State losing 109-99 in mid-March. That was part of a run of four defeats in six for the Warriors, but they clicked into gear following that loss to all but secure their Play-In spot.

The Warriors won their sixth consecutive game in last night’s 133-110 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Rockets had been closing the gap on the 10th seed, so that win all but ended the Play-In chase in the Western Conference. 

The Warriors have scored 100+ points in each of their last 11 games and they should have enough to trouble a Mavericks side who will be without Center Dereck Lively II. They edged out Dallas 104-100 in a revenge win on Tuesday, but it’s hard to side against the Mavs at home.

The Mavs have won their last five at home, taking down the Denver Nuggets in that run.

Meanwhile, the Warriors are 22-24 against Western Conference opponents, so take the Mavericks to take a game in which both offenses click.

Daniel Gafford Over 10.5 points (+100)

While Lively is a big miss for the Mavs, Gafford was a fantastic pickup for them at the trade deadline. The former Washington Wizards big man added more size to a team which was begging for defensive upgrades.

However, Gafford has proven to be incredibly efficient on the offensive end. He’s got an incredible 75.3 field goal percentage since joining Dallas, averaging 11 points per game. 

Gafford’s size should really trouble this Warriors team, who are severely lacking in height. He has proven to be a problem for them already this term, scoring 35 points against them across the three previous encounters this season, making 15 of his 18 shot attempts across those matchups.

Gafford featured for just 22 minutes in the win over the Hawks on Thursday night, but he should be set for a bigger role against Golden State. With Gafford priced at +100 to match his average tally for the season, back him to top 10.5 points.

Luka Doncic to make 5+ threes (+120)

Doncic didn’t have a stellar night against the Hawks, but he still made six of his 15 attempts from distance in that victory. His 25-point haul was nothing special for a guard who makes the outrageous look ordinary, but it signalled his continued aggression to take chances from deep.

Doncic has had 32 attempts from distance across his last three appearances, including making five of 11 attempts against the Warriors earlier this week. The five-time All-NBA selection had an awful night when the Warriors last visited Dallas, but he can make amends in this contest.

Luka has made 28 three-pointers across his last five games, so take him at +120 to make at least three shots from beyond the arc.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks odds

Golden State Warriors 

+170 ML

Dallas Mavericks

-205 ML

Spread

Dallas -5.0

Total Points

O/U 225.5

Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks player props

Player Points

Stephen Curry (Warriors)

O/U 24.5

Draymond Green (Warriors)

O/U 7.5

Klay Thompson (Warriors)

O/U 16.5

Andrew Wiggins (Warriors)

O/U 14.5

Luka Doncic (Mavericks)

O/U 31.5

Kyrie Irving (Mavericks)

O/U 25.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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