The defending champs are set to take visit Dallas to battle the Mavericks in an important battle for playoff positioning. Will Steph Curry outduel Luka Doncic? Check the game out at 8:45 AM on Wednesday, November 30.
Away: Golden State Warriors (11-10, 2-9 Away)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Steph Curry
- SG: Klay Thompson
- SF: Andrew Wiggins
- PF: Draymond Green
- C: Kevon Looney
The Golden State Warriors still have an awful 2-9 record away from home, but are trending upwards in that area. They’ve won their last two home games, and five of their last six. The lone game they’ve lost in that stretch was when they elected to bench their starters against the New Orleans Pelicans on the second night of a back-to-back.
Steph Curry has been brilliant all season, and recorded a near triple-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in their last game, an away win in Minnesota.
More importantly, though, Klay Thompson has started to find his shooting stroke again and is averaging 24 points while shooting no worse than 40% from beyond the arc in that stretch. If he’s suddenly rounding into form now, it makes the Warriors an extremely tough cover for any team in the league.
They’ve also still got players like Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green to rely on, and both of those guys will certainly see an extended time guarding Doncic.
The Warriors are 2-9 ATS as the away team this season.
Home: Dallas Mavericks (9-10, 8-3 Home)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Luka Doncic
- SG: Spencer Dinwiddie
- SF: Reggie Bullock
- PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
- C: Dwight Powell
The Dallas Mavericks find themselves in a rough spot at the moment, sitting 11th in an extremely tight Western Conference thanks to losing four-straight games. Luka Doncic has, as expected, been doing the heavy lifting, and it’s a telling stat that the Mavs are yet to win this season when he scores less than 30 points. He actually hit 42 points a couple of games ago against the Celtics, but that still ended in a 125-112 loss.
Kemba Walker has been seemingly signed to provide some extra scoring, and ESPN already has him listed on the depth chart, but it remains to be seen if he’ll make his debut against the Warriors.
Spencer Dinwiddie will also need to step up his game, as he’s only broken the 20-point barrier once in their last five contests. The biggest question is how Dallas will handle Golden State’s spacing, especially if Klay Thompson continues his hot streak.
The Mavericks are 2-8-1 ATS as the home team this season.
Spread: The Warriors look good to cover the -1.5 spread.
Over/Under: The over 227.5 looks good.