We are moving into the NBA Finals at a rapid face and two teams now remain just one game away from making it to the championship round. In the East, the Boston Celtics have acquired a three-two lead and with the next game at home, they will fancy making the ultimate round. On the other hand, the Golden State Warriors have built a three-one lead over the Dallas Mavericks. In the last game, the Mavs defeated the Warriors 119:109 in what was their most balanced effort. Can the Mavs replicate last game’s heroics?Bet on Golden State Warriors-Dallas Mavericks
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Handicap: Bookmakers from 22bet are all in for the Warriors here and are giving them the highly favorable odds of 1.29 to nab a win here which is not a surprise that the Warriors are undefeated on their home floor, winning all the eight games here. In the last game, the Mavericks shook the Warriors a bit but I side with the bookmakers who predict a win for the Warriors. (Handicap 1 -6.5 for 1.82)
Player Props: Bookmakers at bet365 predict odds of 1.80 for Klay Thompson going Over 18.5 Points here(At least 19 Points). Thompson has scored 12, 19, 15, 15, which means he has only gotten past that mark once in four games. But I believe he will get his best game going knowing that they are just one step away from qualifying and what better to finish off another series at home? I believe he will go “over” here. (Player Props: Player Points: Klay Thompson Over 18.5 for 1.90)
Total: Bookmakers at 1xbet give the Total of Over/Under 215 has the odds of 1.956. The four games have fetched 228, 209, 243, and 199 which means that the mark has been breached twice in four games. I believe the total will go Over here and I believe the Warriors are in for a big night here. (Total Over 216.5 for 2.06)
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Warriors: No need to panic
Yes, sure, the Warriors lost the last game but when they are on their home floor, there is not much to worry about. They took care of business in the first two games and are yet to lose at home. Klay Thompson is due one of his special nights and he can be up for a big night here because these are the moments when he saves the best game. Curry has continued to pour in buckets after buckets while it has been a two-way play of Andrew Wiggins that has been a major inspiration that the Warriors have been able to gain so much purchase. Jordan Poole is amazing off the bench and he continuously comes up with one of those 20+ points night. The defense of the Warriors will be locked in considering they have just one game to win and the two of next three games will be on their home floor, however, it will be tricky if they lose this game.
Mavericks: A mountain to climb
Sure, the Mavericks have been able to make this series interesting by winning Game 4 but their chances of pulling off a four-nil win streak look improbable considering that winning on the home floor of the Warriors hasn’t been done so far. The last game finally saw Dorian Finney-Smith come up with a big night but he has struggled away from home. Doncic has continued his amazing run on the scoring front but he alone can’t pull through against a much-more deep Warriors team that has too many shooters, slashers, shotcreators, and a team that can also hold them down on the defensive end. Jalen Brunson has been amazing while Maxi Kleber was great in the last game but overall, the Mavericks lack shotcreators when compared to the Warriors. I don’t see them forcing even a Game 6 to be honest.
Warriors vs Mavericks: possible lineups
- Mavericks most likely starting five: PG: Luka Doncic | G: Jalen Brunson | SF: Reggie Bullock | PF: Dorian Finney-Smith | C: Dwight Powell;
- Key Bench Player: Maxi Kleber, Spencer Dinwiddie;
- Warriors most likely starting five: PG: Stephen Curry | SG: Klay Thompson | SF: Andrew Wiggins | PF: Draymond Green | C: Kevon Looney;
- Key Bench Players: Jordan Poole, Otto Porter Jr, Jonathan Kuminga.