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Warriors vs Mavericks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Game 3 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks prediction, odds & prop bets for NBA Playoffs Game 3 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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Warriors vs Mavericks Game 3 Info

2021-22 NBA Playoffs — Western Conference Finals Game 3 (Warriors Lead 2-0)
Golden State Warriors (53-29, 22-19 Away) vs. Dallas Mavericks (52-30, 29-12 Home) 
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022 
Time: 9 p.m. ET 
Venue: American Airlines Center — Dallas, TX
Coverage: TNT

The Dallas Mavericks took a big lead early on in Game 2, looking poised to even up the series. However, the Golden State Warriors' past playoff experience paid off as they managed to claw their way back from a 19-point first-half deficit to secure the 126-117 victory.

The series now shifts to the American Airlines Center for Game 3 with the Mavericks looking to avoid falling into an 0-3 hole. They're 5-1 at home in the playoffs so far this season and must continue that trend on Sunday if they hope to get back into the series.

Warriors vs Mavericks Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: GSW: (+118) | DAL: (-138)
Spread: GSW: +2 (-106) | DAL: -2 (-114)
Total: 219.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win NBA Finals: GSW: (-120) | DAL: (+1600)

The Mavericks are finally favorites for the first time in this series, although, it isn't by much. For reference, the Warriors were 6-point favorites in Game 2 while also sitting -255 on the moneyline. Another significant change is the total, which has increased from 213 to 219.5 from the last game.

Warriors vs Mavericks Prediction & Pick

All NBA win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Dallas Mavericks win (54.7%)

numberFire's projection model likes the Mavericks winning their first game of the series. As mentioned before, they're 5-1 at home in the playoffs and have also won four of their last five matchups against the Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Nevertheless, the hometown Dallas crowd's support might not be enough to stop the Warriors with how they're playing.

Final Score Prediction: Warriors: 120 | Mavericks: 114

Warriors vs Mavericks Betting Trends

- Golden State is 5-11 against the spread (ATS) in its last 16 games against Dallas.
- Dallas is 5-0 ATS in its last five home games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Golden State's last six road games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Dallas' last nine home games against Golden State.

Fans should be gearing up for another high-scoring affair between these two offensive powerhouses. The total has hit the over in both games to begin this series and there's a good chance of it continuing on Sunday. The Warriors and Mavericks have combined for at least 220 points in eight of their last nine matchups in Dallas, which is a realistic target anytime Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic share a court.

Warriors vs Mavericks Best Bet

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Although there are several interesting betting markets out there, I'm going to keep things simple by just sticking with the over on the point total.

The Warriors and Mavericks have two of the most exciting offenses today, with Curry and Doncic being capable of dropping 30-plus points on any given night. That's not even to mention other offensive threats like Klay Thompson, Jalen Brunson and Jordan Poole. Even Kevon Looney chipped in on the fun in Game 2.

The first two games of this series have seen an average of 221 points scored and I can see that trend continuing in Dallas. The Mavericks are going to try and match the Warriors' firepower, which should result in the over being hit.

Bet Over 219.5 Points (-110)

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