NBA Betting Preview: Warriors Favored To Take 2-0 Lead Vs Mavericks

Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Ball Arena.
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Dallas Mavericks (60-36, 55-40-1 ATS) @ Golden State Warriors (62-32, 47-43-4 ATS) 9 p.m. ET.

Lines/News: The Warriors are six-point favorites to take a 2-0 series lead. The O/U is 213. Golden State won Game 1, 112-87, at home. The Mavs are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games and the Warriors are 7-3. The Mavericks are 36-59-1 to the Over and the Warriors 42-50-2. Game 1 went Under, moving the combined record of both teams to 58% on the Under side.

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Celtics Trends: The Over is 1-5 in Mavericks games in their last five games. The Mavericks are 7-1 ATS after a loss in their last eight tries.  The Mavericks are 11-4 ATS against the Warriors in their last 15 games.

Heat Trends: The Over is 5-1 in Warriors games after their last game stayed under the points total in their last five instances. The Warriors are 1-5 ATS after a win in their last six tries. The Warriors are 8-2 ATS at home in their last 10 games

Player Trends: Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson (O/U 1.5 three-pointers) recorded 2+ three-pointers in four of his 14 (28.57%) games in the playoffs this season (avg. 1.2). He’s recorded 2+ three-pointers in one of his last seven (14.29%) games when his team is the underdog (avg. 0.6). He’s averaged 0.6 three-pointers in five games against the Warriors this season (0,2,0,1,0).

Golden State Warriors Jordan Poole (O/U 16.5 points) has scored 17+ points in seven of his 12 (58.33%) playoff games this season (avg. 19.3). He’s scored 17+ points in 12 of his last 15 (80%) at home (avg. 23.6) and 14 of his last 16 (87.5%) games after his team covered (avg. 22.8). He’s averaged 13.8 points in five games against the Mavs this season (19,23,4,7,6).

  • Think Poole will keep the hot hand? The best line/odds for Over 16.5 points is -120 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
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