The 19-26 Dallas Mavericks will travel to face the 28-17 Golden St Warriors in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Golden St is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The odds from this NBA game will be released on Thursday afternoon as Stephen Curry has been listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
They went head to head back on November 19th and it was Golden St with the 105-101 road win against the Mavericks as a +5 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 200 points.
The Mavericks are 7-17 straight up on the road this season. The team has won six of eight prior to heading to Portland on Wednesday. The Mavericks fall on a buzzer beater to the Portland Trailblazers 106-104 as a +3 point road underdog. The total landed over 201 ½ points. Dallas could not hold a 17 point lead at the half. The Mavericks waste a 50% shooting night and 8 of 15 from the three point line. The Mavs had 16 turnovers and allowed 45.3% shooting to the Blazers. Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and four assists on 11 of 21 shooting. If the Mavs are going to make the playoffs they will need better defense as the club allows 103 points a game ranking 29th and second to last in the NBA.
The Warriors own a home record of 14-6 on the year. The club returns home from a four game road trip with two straight wins. They come off the 108-95 road win at Cleveland on Tuesday as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The total in the game came over 201 points. Golden St was without Stephen Curry yet connects on 53.6% from the floor and 11 of 16 from three. The guard combination of Klay Thompson and Jarrett Jack combine for 58 points and 14 assists on 24 of 42 shooting. The Warriors are defending better as they are a top five defense in field goal and three point shooting by allowing opponents 43.5% shooting and 33% from beyond the arc.