Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 5/22/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+3)
The Dallas Mavericks will go up against the Golden State Warriors at American Airlines Center on Sunday in Game 3 of their series. The Warriors lead 2-0. Dallas opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The betting total is set at 217.
The Warriors walked away with a win by a score of 126-117 in Game 2. Golden State ended the contest having earned a 56.1% field goal percentage (46 out of 82) and converted 14 of their 28 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Warriors converted 20 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 43 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 33 assists in this matchup while forcing 5 turnovers and having 4 steals. When it comes to the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 47.4% from the floor on 37 of 78 shooting. Dallas distributed 30 assists and had 22 steals for this contest. In addition, Dallas had 26 rebounds (4 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Dallas went 75.9% when shooting free throws by burying 22 of their 29 tries. They buried 21 of their 45 shots from distance. When it comes to personal fouls, the Warriors finished with 26 while the Mavericks recorded 12 personal fouls.
Stephen Curry is one guy who came through in this matchup. He notched 32 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and collected 8 rebounds. Curry ended up going 52.4% from the field and also earned 5 assists.
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Golden State heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 53-29 on the campaign. They are averaging 111.0 points per game (15th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.9% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (1,176 of 3,231) and 76.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Golden State is collecting 45.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 2,223 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 5th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 21.0 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They surrender 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (105.5). The Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.8% (3,111 of 7,098) and they relinquish 42.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 2nd in the league in allowing assists with 1,875 surrendered for the season.
With respect to rebounds in Game 2, Dallas permitted Golden State to collect 35 overall (8 offensive). They shot 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 14 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 25 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Mavericks allowed the Warriors to make 46 out of 82 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 56.1% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Mavericks finished the game shooting 37 out of 78 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.4%. With respect to three-point shots, Dallas knocked down 21 of 45 tries (46.7%). They were able to knock down 22 of the free throws for a clip of 75.9%. The Warriors committed 13 personal fouls for the contest which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They also gave up possession 12 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Mavericks were able to snag 26 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the matchup.
Luka Doncic ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks in this game. He converted 12 of 23 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 52.2%, and had 5 rebounds. Doncic earned 42 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 8 assists in this game.
Dallas has a record of 52-30 on the year. The Mavericks commit 19.7 fouls per game and they shoot 77.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.4 times per contest (25th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.5 times per game. Dallas has 8,858 points this year (108.0 per game) and they pull in 43.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mavericks are shooting 46.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 18th in the NBA.
The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in the NBA in points allowed per game with 104.7. They are able to force 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (12th in the NBA). The Dallas defense gives up 34.0% on 3-pointers (895 of 2,635) and their opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 23.5 dimes and 43.6 rebounds per game, which is ranked 6th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State (+3)
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