Mavericks vs Warriors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Game 2 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors prediction, odds & prop bets for NBA Playoffs Game 2 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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Mavericks vs Warriors Game 2 Info

2021-22 NBA Playoffs — Western Conference Finals Game 2 (Warriors Lead 1-0)
Dallas Mavericks (52-30, 23-18 Away) vs. Golden State Warriors (53-29, 31-10 Home)
Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Chase Center — San Francisco, CA
Coverage: TNT

Fans who expected an offensive explosion in Game 1 were left a bit disappointed as the Golden State Warriors absolutely shut down the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors were ahead by 10 after the first quarter ended and never looked back, staying firmly in the driver's seat throughout the duration of the contest.

Game 2 should be a much more exciting affair as Luka Doncic and the Mavericks attempt to even things up. They beat the Warriors in three of four regular-season meetings this year, showing that they should at least have the experience to make things closer on Friday.

Mavericks vs Warriors Odds & Spread

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Moneyline: DAL: (+220) | GSW: (-270)
Spread: DAL: +6.5 (-110) | GSW: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 214 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win NBA Finals: DAL: (+1000) | GSW: (+100)

Although the odds have shifted more in Golden State's direction ahead of Game 2, they're not that far off from what we saw in the previous matchup. The Warriors were 5.5-point home favorites in Game 1 and also sat -230 on the moneyline, whereas the Mavericks sat at +190 on Wednesday. The total is also nearly identical, moving up from 214 to 214.5.

Mavericks vs Warriors Prediction & Pick

All NBA win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Golden State Warriors win (65.8%)

numberFire's projection model likes the Warriors and it's hard to argue against that. Golden State had a 65.3% chance of winning Game 1 and ended up pulling through. Even if Doncic has a bounce-back performance, the Warriors are the deeper team with a lot more playoff experience. It's tough playing at the Chase Center and it'd be hardly shocking to see Golden State head to Dallas with the 2-0 series lead.

Final Score Prediction: Warriors: 116 | Mavericks: 105

Mavericks vs Warriors Betting Trends

- Dallas is 9-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games.
- Golden State is 2-6 ATS in its last eight home games against Dallas.
- The total has hit the over in 12 of Dallas' last 17 games against Golden State.
- The total has hit the under in each of Golden State's last six home games played on Friday.

Even though the Warriors' have had issues with the spread and the Mavericks in their recent home meetings, Golden State is 28-18-2 ATS at the Chase Center this season. Although the Mavs have covered the spread in 28 of 49 road games this season, they're only 1-4 ATS in their last five away from American Airlines Center.

Mavericks vs Warriors Best Bet

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Stephen Curry is still one of the best players on the planet, however, he's struggled in his recent outings against the Mavericks.

Between the 2021-22 regular season and playoffs, Curry has played five games against the Mavs, averaging only 20.2 points per game on .396/.302/.632 shooting. He also finished Game 1 with just 21 points and a .438 field-goal percentage despite playing over 30 minutes of action.

Curry's point total for Game 2 is set to 26.5 points, which is what he's finished under four of his five meetings against Dallas this year. Keeping that in mind, it might be wiser to err on the side of caution.

Bet Stephen Curry Under 26.5 Points (-108)

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