Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (29-1) at Dallas Mavericks (18-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +8.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSSW
The Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks face off Wednesday at the American Airlines Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to get off to an improbable 30-1 start to the season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30.5 points and 6.4 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing seven assists and Andre Iguodala is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost eight road games since February. Festus Ezeli, Harrison Barnes and Leandro Barbosa are questionable.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.1 points and 6.8 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 12.9 points and 1.8 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.4 rebounds and J.J. Barea is dishing 4.2 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won four straight home games. Deron Williams is questionable with a hamstring injury.
The Warriors are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Dallas and 37-16-1 ATS in the last 54 meetings overall.
I like the way the Mavs are playing, as they've been a big surprise team so far this season. However, the Warriors are still the Warriors and continue to beat teams into the ground. Hard not to take the chalk here.