Warriors vs. Mavericks Prediction
Points won't be at a premium when the Mavericks host the Warriors tonight at 8:30PM ET in Dallas.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Warriors are 9-point road favorites versus the Mavericks after they opened as an 8.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number opened at 222.5 but has jumped to 226.5.
Golden State enters play with a 9-1 record over its last 10 games and is 5-4-1 against the spread during that span. Dallas, meanwhile, is 4-6 overall and 5-5 against the spread over its last 10 games, and is 20-15 ATS at home this year. Golden State is also 20-13 at the betting window on the road this season.
The Warriors haven't scored fewer than 121 points in their last four games and there's no reason to believe that they'll slow down now. The over is 4-1-1 in their last six games overall, is 21-10 in their last 31 road games and is 8-3-1 in their last 12 games when they're playing on one day of rest.
As for the Mavericks, they only scored 98 points against Cleveland in their last game but before that racked up 107 and 105, respectively against Charlotte and Indiana. The over has cashed in eight of their last 11 home games and is 7-2 in their last nine contests versus Western Conference foes.
FRIDAY NBA FREE PICK: WARRIORS/MAVERICKS OVER 226.5