Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks - 2/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (17-37) at Golden State Warriors (41-13)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -13 -- Over/Under: 220 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSNB
The Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a win here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 14.6 points and 4.8 assists. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Golden State Warriors could use a win here after losing three of their last four games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.4 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.3 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26 points and 6.8 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 11 of their last 15 home games.
The Mavericks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games, 15-7 ATS in their last 22 vs. Western Conference and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Pacific. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Golden State, 20-43-1 ATS in the last 64 meetings and the favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
I'm not trying to lay double-digit chalk with the Warriors in their current form, as they're on cruise control right now and don't cover many spreads as double-digit favorites. But the Dallas Mavericks don't have the horses to keep up and will likely be without their best player in Harrison Barnes. I wouldn't touch this game but if forced to pick, I'd take the Golden State Warriors in a blowout win. They're due for a breakout performance.