Warriors vs. Mavericks Game 3 Pick
The Warriors-Mavericks series will shift to Dallas for Game 3 on Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 218.5 points, will the game turn high-scoring yet again?
563 Golden State Warriors (+2.5) at 564 Dallas Mavericks (-2.5); o/u 218.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, May 20, 2022
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Dallas Mavericks DFS Notes
Luka Doncic poured in 42 points with eight assists, five rebounds, three steals, one block and a triple but it wasn’t enough in Friday’s 126-117 Game 2 loss to the Warriors. Luka was reportedly sick during Game 1 and it certainly looked that way as he shot 33% from the field. Tonight was another story, obviously, and coach Jason Kidd sounded confident before the game about a bounce back because they still got a ton of good looks that didn’t fall in Game 1. “Just make the shots,” he said. “We had good looks. We had open looks. We just missed them. That’s all. We make those shots, it’s a different situation.” The Mavericks got off to a wonderful start with 72 points in the first half, but they imploded in the third quarter and never quite recovered. The series will now shift to Dallas for Game 3 on Sunday.
Golden State Warriors DFS Notes
Stephen Curry put up 32 points with eight rebounds, five dimes and six triples in Friday’s Game 2 comeback win vs. Dallas. The Mavericks have defended Curry better than pretty much every other team in the NBA this season, but he seemed to find his groove early tonight with 20 points by halftime and kept it going throughout. The Warriors will also be thrilled with the lift they have gotten from Jordan Poole in this series as he had 23 points tonight for a combined 40 points on 15-of-22 FGs through two games.
Warriors vs. Mavericks Game 3 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Dallas and is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 5-1 in the Warriors’ last six road games, is 4-1-1 in their last six playoff games as an underdog and is 9-3 in their last 12 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The over is also 11-4 in the Mavericks’ last 15 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: WARRIORS/MAVERICKS OVER 218.5