The Golden State Warriors will try their luck again on the road this Thursday when they pay the Dallas Mavericks a visit. Will the Warriors pull off another win away from home? Or, will Dallas add more to Golden State’s road woes?
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Away: Golden State Warriors (37-36/8-29 Away)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Stephen Curry
- SG: Klay Thompson
- SF: Donte DiVincenzo
- PF: Draymond Green (probable)
- C: Kevon Looney (probable)
The Warriors got a rare road win last Tuesday over the Houston Rockets, 121-108. While it’s just Houston, winning a game in enemy territory regardless of the opposition was a very much-needed shot in the arm for the Warriors, who lost three in a row prior to that contest. Stephen Curry scored 30 points versus the Rockets, while Klay Thompson dropped 29 for Golden State, which still has one of the most effective offenses in the league.
The Warriors are second overall with 118.3 points per game and third with a 56.8eFG%. Known more for their ability to knock down shots from deep, don’t be surprised if the Warriors actually beat Dallas from the shorter range. Dallas is just 24th in the NBA with opponents shooting 56.5% against them on 2-pointers. The Warriors, on other hand, are seventh with 56.1% shooting from inside the arc.
Golden State is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games after a win.
Home: Dallas Mavericks (36-36/22-14 Home)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Luka Doncic (questionable)
- SG: Kyrie Irving (questionable)
- SF: Josh Green
- PF: Reggie Bullock
- C: Dwight Powell
The Mavs return home looking to rebound right away from a 112-108 loss in Tennessee at the hands of the Ja Morant-less Memphis Grizzlies last Tuesday. Dallas had a considerable lead heading into the fourth quarter of that game but failed to stop Memphis’ run. Whether Jason Kidd’s seat is getting warmer or not, the Mavs are pressed to win games, given their position in the Western Conference standings. With that said, it would be interesting to see if both Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic will be able to play together this Thursday.
Doncic has sat out the last five games due to a thigh injury, while Irving appeared to have aggravated a foot issue in the meeting with the Grizzlies. Either way, being the home team in this matchup against the Warriors is already a huge plus for Dallas, considering that Golden State plays poorly on the road.
In fact, Dallas is 7-3 SU and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 home games versus the Warriors, dating back to 2018.
Spread: The Warriors (+2) cover the spread.