Mavericks vs. Warriors Game 2 Betting Predictions

by | Last updated May 20, 2022 | nba

Dallas Mavericks (60-36 SU, 56-38-2 ATS) vs. Golden State Warriors (62-32 SU, 47-43-4 ATS)

When: Friday May 20 2022, 09:00 PM (ET)

Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California


Point Spread: DAL +6/GSW -6 (Opened at GSW -6 at Everygame – Check out their 200% bonus on your deposit of only $25!)

Total: 214 (Opened at 214)

Money Line: Dallas Mavericks 208/Golden State Warriors -254

Power Rating: GSW -6

Probable Starting Lineups

Dallas Mavericks PG Luka Doncic, SG Jalen Brunson, SF Reggie Bullock, PF Dorian Finney-Smith, C Dwight Powell

Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry, SG Klay Thompson, SF Andrew Wiggins, PF Draymond Green, C Kevon Looney

Key Injuries

Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr.: Foot (OUT)

Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala: Neck (OUT)
Gary Payton II: Elbow (OUT)
James Wiseman: Knee (OUT)

The Golden State Warriors host the Dallas Mavericks in A Western-Conference Finals matchup. Tip-off is set for 09:00 PM ET at the Chase Center.

Recent Form

The Dallas Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 52-30, placing them 4th in the Western Conference. So far, Dallas is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 26-23. Over their last five games, the Mavericks have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Dallas’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 103.0 points per game. Combined, the Mavericks’ last five opponents are giving up 107.0 points per contest. Dallas comes into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 100.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 104.4. In the Dallas Mavericks’ most recent game, the team fell to Golden State by a score of 112-87.

The Golden State Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 53-29, placing them 3rd in the Western Conference. So far, Golden State is above .500 at home, holding a record of 38-10. The Warriors have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. In this stretch, Golden State’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 112.0 points per game. Combined, the Warriors’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Warriors have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 105.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 105.8. In the Golden State Warriors’ most recent game, Golden State took down Dallas by a score of 112-87.


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Individual Player Analysis

As Dallas travels to take on the Golden State Warriors, the Mavericks’ leading scorer is Luka Doncic. Through 67 games, Doncic is averaging 28 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 42.0% of his games. Against the Warriors, Doncic will need to be on top of his game as Golden State is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 40.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Stephen Curry leads the Warriors in scoring, averaging 25 points across his 64 games. Throughout the season, Curry has outscored his season average in 45.0% of his outings. Given that Dallas’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Stephen Curry should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Mavericks have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.52% of their games, giving them a rank of 26th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The Mavericks come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 109.6 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Dallas is winning at a rate of 68%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 13.0 points. On the other side, the Warriors hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 40 games as the better defensive team, picking up 31 wins (78%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors have met up for 5 games. In their last meeting, Golden State picked up a 112-87 win.

How the Public is Betting the Mavericks vs Warriors

67% are betting the Warriors against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 214

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 6 games
  • Dallas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Golden State
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Golden State is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into game 2 of the Western Conference playoffs, the Golden State Warriors will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead before the series shifts to Dallas. On the other side, the Mavericks will look to put an embarrassing game 1 performance behind them, as they hope to steal a game on the road. However, I see the Warriors pick up another win in game 2. Even though Golden State won by 25 points in the opening contest, they only made 10 three-point shots. The fact that they appear locked in defensively is a problem for Luka Doncic and the Mavericks. I recommend taking the Warriors -6. Bet your Mavericks vs. Warriors prediction and ALL your NBA playoffs picks this week for FREE by taking advantage of a 100% real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! *Must use bonus code PREDICT100.