Looking to win big? The Mavericks and Warriors face off at 8:30 ET on NBCS. The Warriors are hosting the game at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 240.5 points, and the Warriors are favored to win at home against the Mavericks.

DALLAS MAVERICKS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Mavericks +5

This game will be played at Chase Center at 8:30 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-109 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Tim Hardaway Jr. finishing with Tim Hardaway Jr. points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 17 threes.

Will the Mavericks Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

In the Western Conference, the Mavericks are 6th overall and sit 1st in the Southwest Division with an 18-14 record. Dallas comes into today's game looking to snap a two-game losing streak.

So far, the Mavericks have been the underdog in 12 of their 32 games, and they have gone 4-8 straight up in those games. The average scoring margin for them as the underdog is -8.2 points per game, and they have gone 11-6 ATS on the road this season.

The over/under record in Dallas' games is 20-12, and 26 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today's line of 240.5. For the season, the Mavericks have an average OU line of 233.8.

In their last game, the Mavericks fell to the Timberwolves by a score of 118-110. Going into the game, Dallas was a 12-point underdog, giving them the both the straight-up and ATS win.

In their most recent game, the Mavericks scored 110 points and had a field goal percentage of 44.4%. This was below their season average of 118.8 points per game. When looking at the season as a whole, the Mavericks are shooting 46% from the field, which ranks 19th in the league. When it comes to three-pointers, the Mavericks are 16th in percentage and 2nd in three-pointers made.

Facing Golden State, the Mavericks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 117.6 points allowed per game (22nd). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Mavericks are forcing 11.5 per game, which is 2nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 25th in blocked shots at 4.4 per game.

Will the Warriors Win at Chase Center?

As the Warriors get ready to take on the Mavericks, they are 5-point favorites at home. If they are able to cover the spread, they will improve their overall record to 16-16. In the Western Conference, the Warriors are currently in 11th place and 5th in the Pacific Division.

Against the spread, Golden State is 14-16 this season. When playing at home, they have an average scoring margin of +0.2 points per game and have gone 9-7 straight up and 5-10 at home.

When playing as the favorite, the Warriors have a record of 12-6 but have failed to cover the spread in each of their last two games as the favorite. This season, they have been favored in 18 of their 31 games.

The over/under record in Golden State's games is currently sitting at 16-14-1. They have two straight games finish below the OU lines, including today's line of 232 points. The teams combined for 216 points in the Warriors 114-102 loss to the Heat.

In their most recent game, the Warriors' offense scored a total of 102 points against the Heat. In that game, they shot 42% from the field and made 8 of their 33 three-point attempts. As they prepare for today's game, Stephen Curry is the team's leading scorer with an average of 27.4 PPG. Klay Thompson is second on the team with an average of 17.2 PPG.

The Warriors' defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 115.8 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Warriors' defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.9% and allowing 35.1% from beyond the arc.