Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks - 2/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (33-17) at Golden State Warriors (37-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks invade the Oracle Arena to battle the Golden State Warriors tonight.
The Dallas Mavericks will be going for a fourth straight win tonight after narrowly beating the Timberwolves by 100-94 on Monday. Monta Ellis scored 23 points, Chandler Parsons returned to the court to scored 18 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 16 as the Mavs set the tone by opening the game on a 10-0 run before holding off the Wolves late. JJ Barea started in place of the injured Rajon Rondo and had himself 10 points and eight assists but will return to the bench in three games when Rondo makes his recovery.
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Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors will be going for a third straight win after running over the Kings by 121-96 last night. Stephen Curry scored 23 points and nine assists while Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights added 17 points each as the Warriors overcame a slow start to absolutely destroy the Kings and complete the season sweep. With the win, Golden State improves to 38-8 on the season and 16-6 on the road where they have won three of their last five.
In ATS trends, the Mavs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record, while the Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on zero days rest.
Head to head, the Mavs are 16-34-1 ATS in the last 51 meetings and the Road team is 8-2 in the last 10.
The Warriors have proven to be nearly unstoppable at home all season and there's little reason to think that they should lose tonight. However, I just get the feeling that the Mavs should be good enough to at least keep this game to single digits. I'm taking Dallas with the points in a shootout.