Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-1.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (8-13) host the Golden State Warriors (11-10) at American Airlines Center on Thursday. Dallas opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 228.
The Golden State Warriors took the court against the Boston Celtics and ended up losing by a score of 111-107 in their last game. Golden State finished the game having earned a 45.8% field goal percentage (38 of 83) and made 15 of their 37 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 16 of 23 shots for a percentage of 69.6%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 36 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 30 assists in the matchup as well as earning 9 steals and 4 blocks. In the matter of defending, Golden State allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the field on 39 out of 84 shooting. Boston distributed 16 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Celtics collected 51 rebounds (12 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Boston finished the contest at 74.1% at the charity stripe by burying 20 of their 27 shots. They buried 13 out of their 34 shots from distance.
Stephen Curry is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He totaled 38 points on 12 of 21 shooting. He played 38:10 minutes and also grabbed 11 boards. Curry finished the game at 57.1% from the floor and also distributed 8 assists. Another guy that had an impact in the game for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He grabbed 2 boards and also accumulated 3 assists. He finished the game at 37.5% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 6-of-16 (15 points). In all, Wiggins was on the hardwood for 38:14 minutes.
Golden State will play this game with a record of 11-10 this season. They are averaging 112.1 points per outing (14th in basketball) while shooting 45.2% from the field. The Warriors are hitting 36.1% on three-point shots (282 of 781) and 76.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Golden State is collecting 43.8 boards per game and has tallied 560 assists so far this year, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 23.3 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Warriors are able to force 15.8 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. The Warriors defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.3% (331 of 448) and they surrender 49.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 481 surrendered for the year. They surrender 36.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 23rd in the NBA in points per game allowed (113.2).
The last time they took the court, the Dallas Mavericks went home defeated by a final of 109-108 when they played the Phoenix Suns. The Mavericks recorded 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for this contest. They blocked 7 shots while earning 9 steals for this game. The Suns were called for 24 fouls for this game which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for 25 shots. They were able to bury 24 of the free throws for a percentage of 96.0%. In reference to shooting from distance, Dallas made 10 of their 32 attempts (31.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mavericks finished shooting 37 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.0%. The Mavericks permitted the Suns to make 43 out of 92 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 46.7% for the game. They went 37.1% from distance by shooting 13 out of 35 and finished the contest at 10 out of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). In regard to attacking the glass, Dallas permitted Phoenix to snag 45 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Luka Dončić was important for the Mavericks in this contest. He converted 7 out of 19 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 36.8%, which gave him 25 points. Dončić totaled 5 rebounds in his 38:18 mins of time on the hardwood and had 8 assists for the matchup. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Dallas was Josh Richardson. He ended up with 24 points in his 36:40 minutes played via 9 of 16 shooting in the matchup. Richardson wrapped this one up going 56.3% from the field while earning 4 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 8-13 on the campaign. Dallas has totaled 2,282 points for the season (108.7 per contest) and they average 42.6 rebounds per contest. The Mavericks have committed 20.9 fouls per game and they connect on 75.5% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Mavericks are shooting 45.7% from the field, which ranks 18th in the league. They are earning an assist 22.0 times per game (28th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 14th in the league in points allowed per game with 110.7. They have forced 14.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (12th in the NBA). The Dallas defense surrenders 35.5% on shots from distance (262 of 739) and their opponents are making 76.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 22.5 assists and 46.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 4th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (+1.5)
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