Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Odds, Time, and Prediction
Neither team has secured their place in the postseason, and with only a few weeks left before the end of the regular season, they need to switch to the top gear. That’s one of the reasons why we expect to see a real thriller in Dallas on Wednesday. Other reasons include the fact that Luka
Neither team has secured their place in the postseason, and with only a few weeks left before the end of the regular season, they need to switch to the top gear. That’s one of the reasons why we expect to see a real thriller in Dallas on Wednesday.
Other reasons include the fact that Luka Doncic might finally return after missing five games, that the Warriors’ superstars are in a 3-pointer-scoring mood, and so on.
Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors -1.5
Dallas Mavericks +1.5
*Odds taken from bet365 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
When, Where, and How to Watch?
Place: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM ET
How to Watch: ESPN
Golden State Warriors Hate Playing on the Road
On Monday evening, the Golden State Warriors finally ended their horrible streak of 11 straight losses on the road. They defeated the Houston Rockets 121-108 in an away game. We saw Steph Curry and Klay Thompson scoring five 3-pointers each in that game, but their teammates did not do much.
Beating the worst team in the Western Conference isn’t much of an achievement, but the victory came at the right moment for Steve Kerr’s boys. It’s given them a massive confidence boost ahead of another game in Texas.
This is going to be a much harder game, but they got the motivation to give their utmost on Wednesday. They need to win to make another step toward securing their spot in the playoffs. Right now, they’re 37-36, sitting in the No. 6 position in the Western Conference standings, and in the fourth spot in the Pacific Division.
Their divisional rivals Los Angeles Lakers look like a team that could ruin their plans. They’re just two wins behind the Warriors with one game in hand. That said, unless the Warriors switch up a gear, they could be in trouble.
Luka Doncic Might Return for Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks’ talisman Luka Doncic missed the last five games due to a thigh injury, but he could come back to the court on Wednesday. In his absence, his team went 2-3 with one of those two wins happening in overtime. The game in question was the one against the San Antonio Spurs, the second-worst team in the Western Conference.
They definitely need Doncic to help them secure their playoff future. At the moment, they’re 36-36, but they got a relatively easy schedule ahead. There are many easily-winnable games on their fixture list, but the one on Wednesday isn’t one of them.
Still, they shouldn’t be afraid of the Warriors, as they got a very good record against this opponent, especially in games played in Texas. At American Airlines Center in Dallas, the Mavericks are 7-3 in their last 10 duels with the Warriors.
Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks Prediction
We think that the outcome of this game will depend on Luka Doncic. If he returns (and is able to play the whole game), the Mavericks are going to win. Although there’s no official confirmation, there are reports suggesting that he’s almost 100% fit.