NBA Odds – Still no love for Mavericks in Golden State

NBA OddsGolden State fans may be watching March Madness odds to see how the possible top picks are faring, but they’ll definitely be watching their Warriors on Friday night, as the Dallas Mavericks come to town, and they’ve had problems, to put it mildly, in Golden State lately.

Mavericks vs Warriors odds – Saturday, March 27, 10:30 PM ET

The Mavericks fell 101-89 in Portland on Thursday night for their third loss in four games, and they wasted a great effort from Caron Butler, who dropped 25 points, but it’s clear that the Mavericks are still trying to play with Butler in the lineup with Dirk Nowitzki, who had 15 points. Jason Terry also had a rough night, going 4-of-14 from the floor for 11 points for the Mavericks, who went to the foul line just nine times, making eight of their attempts. The Mavericks have now given up an average of 106 points in their last three losses, and for a team that is allowing 99.6 points on the year, that is a quick way to watch your sports betting odds go down the drain.

The Warriors stopped their losing streak at three games with a 128-110 win over Memphis at home on Wednesday, and Stephon Curry overcame his seven turnovers with 30 points, 11 assists, five boards and four steals on the night. Curry has a better assist-to-turnover ratio than Monta Ellis, who had 21 points, eight assists, six boards and three steals for the Warriors, who have to make a decision: are they going to stick with Curry and Ellis in the backcourt, or will they try to move one, likely Ellis? They should also have a solid pick in the draft, and things could be looking up in Oakland soon.

The Warriors should be favored at home by sportsbook odds (sportsbook reviews), given the Mavericks’ recent struggles in Golden State, where they’ve lost eight of their last 10, although they did win 127-117 in Oakland on December 8th. They’ll also remember their 2007 playoff series with the Warriors in which they became the first top seed to lose to a No.8 seed in the first round. The Mavericks have to get their act together going into the playoffs, especially on defense, but they’re going up against a Golden State that practically forces you to play an up-and-down game, and they’ve scored 100 points or more in nine straight games. Look for them to push the pace with Dallas’ Jason Kidd trying to keep up with Ellis and Curry, who will have big nights against the Mavericks. Take the Warriors at home on Saturday before checking in on your college basketball betting odds.


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