rivals duke it out at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night in NBA betting action, as
the Dallas Mavericks face the Golden State Warriors. Tipoff is set for 10:30
Mavs Still Making it Work with Dirk
The Dallas Mavericks
might have lost a pair of games in a row, and they might have dropped four of
their last six, but they really still have a heck of a resume this season with
Nowitzki in the lineup. Dallas' big man has averaged 23.2 PPG and 6.7 RPG this
season, and he has put together 12 straight games with at least 20 points.
The problem that
Dallas has is that Nowitzki has a shoulder injury that he suffered on Tuesday
in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. However, as long as he is in the fold
and plays at least 20 minutes, this team is virtually impossible. The Mavs are
a rock solid 45-12 for the season with Nowitzki playing at least those 20
If by chance
Nowitzki doesn't make it those 20 minutes though, the team really hasn't been
all that great. Dallas is just 2-8 SU and 1-9 ATS over the course of the games
in which the German national hero isn't on the court for at least almost half
Warriors Playing Well at Home
The Golden State Warriors might
be seven games below .500 for the season, but they really have played well at
least of late at home. They beat both the Orlando Magic and Minnesota
Timberwolves in these last two at home, and they are 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS over
their last seven home games. They're also 8-3 SU and 6-5 ATS in their last 11
Golden State has
averaged 103.1 PPG this season, but at home, that number goes up to 105.2 PPG.
The team is shooting 47.2 percent from the field on the year and 40.9 percent
from beyond the arc here at home. If that was the percentage for the team for
the whole season, it would leave them ranked No. 1 in the land in that
As always, Monta
Ellis and Stephen Curry are the two men that you need to watch out for on this
team. The two are combining to put up 43.5 PPG on the season, and they are both
explosive and have the ability to score 30+ points in a game.
NBA Trends Point Towards Golden State
might have all of these great numbers with Nowitzki in the lineup, but this is
day that is going to belong to the Warriors.
Golden State is
just playing really well at home right now, and the Mavs don't have a fantastic
history in this series. In fact, Dallas is just 10-24-1 ATS over the course of
its last 35 games against the Warriors, including a 105-100 win which didn't beat
the 8 1/2 point spread back in Big D.
ailing, while Brendan Haywood and Peja Stojakovic are most likely out of the
fold as well. Add into this mess Dominique Jones and Caron Butler which are
out... There's just too much here for Dallas to overcome.
Back the Warriors
in NBA betting on Wednesday.