The Golden State Warriors dominated Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, and NBA oddsmakers solidly favor the Dubs in Game 2 back at home on Friday.
How to Bet Mavericks at Warriors NBA Odds & TV Info
- When: Friday, 9 PM ET
- Where: Chase Center
- TV: TNT
- Stream: TNT app
- Radio: Tunein.com
- NBA Odds: Warriors -6.5 (total 214)
Why Bet on Dallas?
The Mavericks looked flat off their Game 7 upset win at Phoenix in losing Game 1 of this series 112-87. The result never felt in doubt. Luka Doncic was held in check with 20 points on 6-for-18 shooting, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and three made three-pointers. Golden State’s plan on defense isn’t to overload on Luka Doncic but to “cut off the others” instead. Luka got off to a decent start in this one but Andrew Wiggins had his number this evening with some terrific defense. The Mavericks were minus-30 when Luka was on the court.
Jalen Brunson was held to 14 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Brunson finished as the third-leading scorer for the Mavericks in the contest, but he missed all five of his attempts from deep and finished with his lowest point total in six games. Dallas struggled collectively on offense in the contest, shooting just 36 percent from the field as a team and going 11-for-48 from beyond the arc.
Spencer Dinwiddie had 17 points. Dinwiddie played fewer minutes than all but one of Dallas’ starters, but he still managed to rank second on the team with 17 points in the loss. Since scoring just two points in Game 5 of the second-round series versus Phoenix, Dinwiddie has averaged 20.7 points over his subsequent three contests.
Overall, the Mavericks shot 36 percent. Tack on the 51-35 rebounding deficit and they were out of this one quickly after halftime.
“There were a lot of great looks that just didn’t go down,” Coach Jason Kidd said. “It happens. It’s basketball. Hopefully we get those same looks in Game 2, and we believe we’ll make them. When you shoot 48 threes, we’ve got to make some, and we just didn’t make them.”
Losing Game 1 is nothing new as Dallas did in the first round vs. Utah and lost the first two in Round 2 vs. Phoenix.
Why Bet on Golden State?
Stephen Curry recorded his first double-double of the 2022 NBA Playoffs with game-highs in points (21) and rebounds (12) and six other Warriors scored in double figures to help the Warriors gain a 1-0 series lead vs. the Mavericks with the Game 1 blowout. The Warriors led by nine at the half, 54-45, and used a 10-0 run to turn a seven-point advantage into a 17-point lead, 64-47. It was basically over.
Curry led all players in points (21), rebounds (12) and assists (four, tied with four others) in Game 1, the first time in his playoff career he has done so in all three categories.
“We are super comfortable on this stage,” Curry said. “There’s more gratitude of being back here and more sense of urgency on not letting the opportunity slip away. Who knows how it plays out, but I’m enjoying every bit of this. I know Klay [Thompson] is, as well, and I know Draymond [Green] is because we haven’t played meaningful games at this time of year in two years. It’s special.”
Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole each scored 19 points. Thompson added 15 points. Green, Kevon Looney and Otto Porter Jr.
each tallied 10 points. It was the sixth time in Warriors franchise history seven players scored at least 10 points in the same playoff game and the first since May 16, 2017 vs. San Antonio. Not only did Wiggins score well, but he also put in a monster defensive shift on Luka Doncic as the primary defender. He was a +19 in his 35 minutes.
The Warriors have won their last 13 Game 1’s at home, tied for the second-longest streak in NBA history. Golden State is 7-0 at home in these playoffs. Including the regular season, the Warriors have won their last nine home games. Since 2015, Golden State has a 52-11 home record (.825) in the NBA Playoffs.
In Game 2, the Warriors have a 39-34 all-time record, including 17-5 since 2015. The Warriors are one win shy of 200 playoff victories and would become the fifth team in NBA history to reach the milestone, joining the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Spurs.
- Mavericks are 38-16 ATS in their last 54 games following a straight up loss.
- Mavericks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
- Mavericks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss.
- Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 playoff games as a favorite.
- Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Warriors 107, Mavericks 103