Mavericks vs. Warriors Game 1 Prediction

Mavericks vs. Warriors Game 1, 5/18/22 NBA Playoffs Betting Predictions

After upsetting the Suns in seven games during the semifinals, will the Mavericks at least cover as 5-point underdogs on Wednesday night when they square off against the Warriors in Game 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

539 Dallas Mavericks (+5) at 540 Golden State Warriors (-5); o/u 214.5

9:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA

TV: TNT

Dallas Mavericks DFS Notes

Luka Doncic scored 35 points on 12-of-19 shooting (6-of-11 3-pointers) to go with 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two turnovers as the Mavericks blew the Suns out in Game 7 on Sunday night. This was just a good old-fashioned whooping by the Mavericks, and they got whatever they wanted on offense all night long. Doncic had 27 points at the half to match the Suns’ team total and the Mavericks took a 30-point lead into the break. He became the first player in the last 25 postseasons to equal or exceed the opposing team’s point total in a half. He also is the second-youngest player in postseason history with 35 points and 10 rebounds in a game 7. The Mavericks will now take on the Golden State Warriors for the right to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.

Golden State Warriors DFS Notes

Stephen Curry scored 29 points on 10-of-27 shooting from the floor (6-of-17 3-pointers) and added seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and one steal as the Warriors closed out the Grizzlies in Game 6 on Friday night. Curry got hot late and hit some big shots down the stretch to help the Warriors pull away from the Grizzlies, who put up a great fight all night. Draymond Green nearly recorded a triple-double, putting up 14 points with fifteen rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 39 minutes. He shot 6-of-14 from the floor and was 2-of-3 from the foul line while going 0-of-3 from the three-point line. The Warriors will await the winner of the Mavericks and Suns Game 7 on Saturday to see their opponent in the Western Conference Finals.

Mavericks vs. Warriors Game 1 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction

The Mavericks are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games in San Francisco and have covered in four of their last five games versus the Warriors overall. Dallas has also covered in four of its last five games overall, is 6-2 against the number in its last eight games coming off an ATS win and is 43-19-1 ATS in its last 63 road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS +5

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