Mavericks vs. Warriors Prediction
The defending champion Warriors will look to avoid a letdown Saturday night when they host the struggling Mavericks at 8:30 p.m. ET. Despite losing nine of their last 10 games overall, is Dallas worth a play as an underdog?
525 Dallas Mavericks at 526 Golden State Warriors
8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 23, 2019
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Warriors are 14-point favorites to beat the Mavericks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 223 points and as of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Warriors to cover the point spread.
Dallas Mavericks Fantasy Spin
Luka Doncic struggled from the field on Thursday, making just 4-of-19 attempts (3-of-5 FTs) with 10 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Kings. The rookie has been prone to poor shooting nights, which comes with the territory. Doncic will see even less competition for shots with Tim Hardaway Jr. (shin) out for the year now. It's possible that he gets a game or two off with the Mavs way out of contention, but they haven't made a plan like that known publicly as of now. Keep rolling Doncic out there and enjoying the ride.
Golden State Warriors Fantasy Spin
Steph Curry (rest) will not play Saturday against the Mavericks. The Warriors will rest their leader on the front end of a back-to-back set this weekend, with Curry to play Sunday after sitting out on Saturday. Shaun Livingston (rest) is also out, which leaves Quinn Cook and Damion Lee to soak up the remaining minutes. Cook will be on the radar as a DFS punt and weekend streamer.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks are 5-11-1 against the spread in their last 17 games overall and are 3-8 against the number in their last 11 conference matchups.
The Warriors have covered in four of their last five games overall and are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games versus an opponent with a win percentage below .400.
Dallas has really struggled lately but the Mavs are also 4-1 against the spread in the previous five meetings between these two teams. While the Warriors have covered the spread in four of their last five games, they’re also just 7-19-1 at the betting window in their last 27 home games. They’re 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games coming off a win and are 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games versus an opponent with a losing record, too.
Saturday NBA Prediction: Dallas Mavericks +14