It’s a battle of Western Conference teams on the parquet floor in the Lone Star State. The Golden State Warriors are on the road as they take on the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night. Golden State comes in off a 114-95 road victory over Memphis Tuesday night in their previous contest. Dallas knocked off San Antonio 117-110 at home on Monday night in their last game. The Mavericks lead the all-time regular season series between the teams 81-78 but the Warriors have won 12 of the last 14 meetings. Last season, the teams split four games with the Mavericks taking a 126-91 road win in the most recent matchup on March 23, 2019.
Golden State Warriors Try to Cap Back to Back With VictoryGolden State snapped a seven-game slide as they knocked off Memphis on the road Tuesday night. The Warriors close a back to back here sitting in the basement of the Pacific Division, nine games behind the Lakers. Golden State was down two after the opening quarter but used a 23-2 run to take a 54-34 lead in the second quarter and didn’t look back en route to the victory. The Warriors shot 47.8 percent from the field despite going nine of 29 from three-point range and controlled the glass by a 51-37 margin. Alec Burks led Golden State with 29 points and eight rebounds in the win.
The Warriors are 18th in the league in scoring offense with an average of 108.8 points per game on the year. Golden State is 23rd in rebounding by collecting 44.3 boards a night and stands 14th by dishing out 23.9 assists per contest. The Warriors have been terrible defensively, ranking 28th in the league as they allow 119 points per game. D’Angelo Russell leads the team with 24.3 points per game this season. Stephen Curry contributes 20.3 points plus 6.5 assists a night while Eric Paschall (16.7 points), Alec Burks (13.5 points) and Glenn Robinson (10.6 points, 5.5 rebounds) are solid scoring options. Golden State shoots 43.2 percent from the floor as a team on the year, which is 27th in the league. The Warriors are 26th in the league as they connect on 9.6 three-pointers a night while ranking 27th as they are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc. Curry is out until sometime in the spring more than likely with a broken hand while Russell is likely out until the beginning of December with a sprained thumb.
Dallas Mavericks Look to Win Third StraightDallas earned a second straight win as they knocked off San Antonio for a divisional win Monday night. The Mavericks entered Tuesday second in the Southwest Division, 2.5 games behind the Rockets. Dallas was up 14 after the opening quarter and held the lead the rest of the way. The Mavericks saw San Antonio get within two with just over four minutes to play but came up with the victory. Dallas shot an even 50 percent from the floor, including 17 of 41 from three-point range, and overcame a 48-41 disadvantage on the glass. Luka Doncic led the way for the Mavericks with 42 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the win.
The Mavericks enter this contest eighth in the league in scoring offense with 114.1 points per game on the season. Dallas stands third in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game while they rank 13th in assists by dishing out 24.1 dimes per contest. The Mavericks are 17th in scoring defense as they allow an average of 110.8 points per game on the year. Luka Doncic leads the team with 29.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 9.3 assists per contest this season. Kristaps Porzingis contributes 18.6 points plus 8.9 rebounds per game while Tim Hardaway Jr. (10.2 points) is also a solid contributor on the offensive end. Maxi Kleber (9.2 points), Seth Curry and Dwight Powell are key pieces in the Mavericks’ rotation. Dallas is 14th in field goal percentage as they shoot 45.3 percent as a team from beyond the arc. The Mavericks are tied for fifth by knocking down 13.3 three-pointers per contest on the year. Dallas stands tied for 22nd in three-point shooting as they hit 33.6 percent from beyond the arc this season.
The top trends for this contest according to Covers.com:
- Warriors are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
- Warriors are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games
- Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference foes
- Mavericks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 day of rest