Golden State Warriors (29-8) at Dallas Mavericks (13-25)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +10.5 -- Over/Under: 214 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to keep the ball rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.2 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 26.8 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 25.9 points and seven rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won their last seven road games.
The Dallas Mavericks look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.4 points and 6.7 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 13.8 points and 4.3 assists. Dirk Nowitzki is the third double-digit scorer and J.J. Barea is dishing six assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won five of their last six home games.
The Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest, 42-16-3 ATS in their last 61 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Warriors are 23-9-1 ATS in the last 33 meetings in Dallas, 43-19-1 ATS in the last 63 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are playing their best basketball of the season right now and are actually outscoring teams by 1.2 points at home on the season. The Golden State Warriors have Curry back in the lineup, but they're outscoring teams by just 3.4 points in their last five games and are only 9-9 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. The way the Mavs are playing and with the confidence building, this is a game they could hang around in. I'll take a shot with the free points.