Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks - 3/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (35-36) at Golden State Warriors (64-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -14 -- Over/Under: 224 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks travel to the Oracle Arena to battle the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
The Mavericks have lost eight of their last 10 games and are coming into this game fresh off a 109-103 loss at Portland. Wesley Matthews sunk six treys on his way to 22 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 21 points while Deron Williams had 12 points with 11 assists, but it still wasn't enough to get past the Trailblazers who have seven players finish in double figures. Dallas has now lost four of it's last five road games to fall to 15-19 on the road and 35-36 overall which is good for seventh place in the Western Conference.
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Meanwhile, the Warriors have finally openly admitted that they're aiming for 73 wins this season and it's hard to doubt them given how good they looked in Wednesday's 114-98 win over the Clippers. Stephen Curry led from the front with 33 points and he had plenty of support from Klay Thompson who sunk seven treys en route to 32 points as the Warriors made light work of the in-form Clippers. With the easy win, Golden State moves to 64-7 on the season which keeps them within arms reach of that NBA record for wins in a season.
In ATS trends, the Mavs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss, while the Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win.
Head to head, the Mavs are 17-39-1 ATS in the last 57 meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Golden State.
These two teams last met just last Friday and it was the Warriors who won by 130-112 at Dallas behind a combined 70 points from Curry and Thompson, but it was a pretty close game until the Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter. WIth the NBA record within arms reach, I can't see the Warriors letting the Mavs stick around, not at the Oracle Arena where they've won their last 51 games.