Warriors vs. Mavericks Game 2: Top 3 NBA Betting Odds & Picks for Friday, May 20 (2022)

There is only one game tonight: the Warriors vs. Mavericks. The Mavericks pulled the biggest upset in the playoffs thus far this season. Luka Doncic wants to prove that he can carry Dallas to a championship just like Dirk Nowitzki did. The Warriors are trying to prove that they are the same 2015-2018 Warriors. They want to prove they can win the NBA championship one more time.

Here are the best value bets for tonight’s matchup. 

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Golden State Warrior Moneyline (-260 at DraftKings Sportsbook)

The Warriors are the best team remaining out of the West. They have the most talent and experience. That will prove to be a critical part of this series. Golden State has been here before and proven they can win. Golden State is ranked higher in offensive and defensive efficiency in this matchup. Everything is favoring the Warriors in this one. 

Total Points Under 214 (-110 at DraftKings Sportsbook)

Both teams playing tonight are ranked high in defensive efficiency. That will help lower the number of points scored tonight. Together the Warriors and Mavericks average 213 points per game. With the high level of defense both of these teams play, there is a great chance we see fewer points throughout this matchup. The under will be a great play in this series.

Dallas Mavericks +9 (-155 via DraftKings Sportsbook)

The defensive matchup in this game means that the Mavericks can keep this game closer than most think. I am teasing this line up to plus nine because of the ability of Golden State to rain down three-pointers. The Mavericks shot poorly last game, and teasing the line also provides some grace if they do that again tonight. Dallas can keep it close with Golden State, making this a great value bet. 


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