Warriors at Mavericks - 4/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (62-13) at Dallas Mavericks (46-30)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSSW
The Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks play Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to build on their 11-game winning streak. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 109.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.8 points and 7.8 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Marreese Speights is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is shooting 48.4 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 49 percent from the field and 45 percent from deep in their last five games. The Warriors still have yet to lose a game this season when allowing less than 100 points. The Warriors last six losses have come on the road. Draymond Green is questionable with a shin injury.
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The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 104.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 101.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.2 points and 4.2 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.2 points and six rebounds. Amar'e Stoudemire is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 6.5 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from deep in their last five games. The Mavs haven’t had great success against the better teams in the West, so this would be a feel-good victory if they’re able to steal it. Chandler Parsons is questionable with a knee injury.
The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 39-17 ATS in their last 56 vs. Western Conference. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-26-2 ATS in their last 38 vs. Western Conference. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 36-16-1 ATS in the last 53 meetings overall.
How much more are the Warriors going to play their starters long minutes? Eventually Kerr is going to start giving guys time off. I feel more comfortable with the points and the home team.