Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 5/26/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+6)
The Dallas Mavericks are hitting the road to Chase Center on Thursday where they will compete against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of their series. The Warriors lead 3-1. Golden State opens this contest as 6-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 215.5.
The Mavericks took home the win by a score of 119-109 in Game 4 to keep their season alive. Dallas walked away from the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (41 out of 82) and buried 20 out of their 43 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks made 17 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 77.3%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 30 assists in the matchup in addition to creating 4 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When talking about defense, Dallas allowed the other team to go 48.8% from the field on 41 of 84 shooting. Golden State recorded 42 dimes and had 26 steals in this contest. Additionally, Golden State grabbed 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Golden State ended up going 65.4% at the free throw line by making 17 of their 26 attempts. They also made 10 out of their 28 shots from three-point range. In relation to fouls, the Mavericks ended up with 19 while the Warriors finished the game with 8 fouls.
Luka Doncic is one guy who came through for this contest. He was able to score 30 points on 10 out of 26 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and collected 14 rebounds. Doncic finished the game shooting 38.5% from the field and also recorded 9 assists.
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Dallas enters this contest with a mark of 52-30 for the year. They are averaging 108.0 points per game (24th in basketball) while shooting 46.1% from the field. The Mavericks are connecting on 35.0% on shots from distance (1,073 of 3,063) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is pulling down 43.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,918 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 25th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They give up 34.0% from beyond the arc and they rank 2nd in the NBA in opponents PPG (104.7). The Mavericks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (3,198 of 7,001) and they relinquish 43.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in allowing assists with 1,925 relinquished on the campaign.
When talking about how they rebounded in Game 4, Golden State permitted Dallas to snag 41 in all (4 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 46.5% from beyond the arc by connecting on 20 of 43 and ended up going 17 out of 22 at the free throw line (77.3%). The Warriors allowed the Mavericks to knock down 41 of their 82 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% in the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Warriors shot 41 out of 84 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Golden State made 10 of their 28 tries (35.7%). They were able to convert 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 65.4%. The Mavericks earned 8 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 26 shots. They turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Warriors corralled 36 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in the matchup.
Stephen Curry ended up being a major contributor for the Warriors in this game. He buried 7 of 16 for the game for a field goal rate of 43.8%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Curry totaled 20 points in his 33 minutes on the court and accounted for 8 dimes in this matchup.
Golden State has a mark of 53-29 this year. The Warriors commit 21.0 fouls every game and they connect on 76.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 27.1 times per game (5th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per contest. Golden State has scored 9,102 pts so far this year (111.0 per game) and they average 45.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Warriors are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 10th in the NBA.
The Golden State defense allows 33.9% from downtown (1,000 of 2,948) and their opponents are knocking down 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 22.9 dimes and 42.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 2nd and 5th in the league. The Warriors defensively are ranked 3rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 105.5. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the floor (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+6)
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