The 30-20 Golden St Warriors will hit the road on a back to back when they take on the 21-28 Dallas Mavericks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Dallas is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this pro basketball game has the home club Dallas Mavericks favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 209 points. There has been a ½ point move on the under as the game opened up with a total of 209 ½ points.
The teams met back on January 31st with the Warriors posting the 100-97 home win against the Mavericks as a -4 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 203 points.
The Warriors have a road record of 14-14 on the year. They drop three straight all on the road following a 99-93 road defeat on Friday night to the Memphis Grizzlies as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game came in at over 191 points. Golden St will be playing their fourth game in five nights on Saturday. They connect on 48% from the field and 6 of 17 from three. The Warriors lose the rebounding battle by nine rebounds. Golden St allowed 46.2% shooting to Memphis. Stephen Curry led the team with 32 points and 8 assists on 11 of 22 shooting. The 99 points allowed on Friday was a huge improvement from the 259 points they allowed combined in the first two games of this four game road trip. The Warriors are the top three point shooting team in the NBA at 39.3% but it’s a lot harder to make threes when you face back to backs and travel.
The Mavericks on their home court this season has an overall mark of 13-9. They returned home from a four game road trip on Wednesday and come away with a 105-99 home win against the Portland Trailblazers as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 201 points. The Mavs win it in the fourth quarter as they outscore Portland 25-17 in the final stanza. Dallas shot 47.7% from the floor along with 10 of 20 from three. They pull down four more rebounds than the Trailblazers and allow 42.9% shooting. O.J. Mayo led the Mavericks with 28 points and 5 assists on 11 of 14 shooting. For Dallas to get in playoff contention they must improve defensively as they give up 103 points a game ranking 28th in the NBA.