Warriors vs. Mavericks Series Odds & Schedule: Golden State Heavily Favored After Game 1 Win

Check out series prices & schedule for the No. 3 seed Golden State Warriors and No. 4 seed Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference finals.

Warriors vs. Mavericks Series Odds

Warriors Mavericks
Series Winner -460 +360
Win in 4 +440 +2600
Win in 5 +210 +2800
Win in 6 +410 +900
Win in 7 +400 +800
Odds as of Wednesday and via FanDuel.

After Game 1

The Warriors cruised to a 112-87 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Splash Brothers — Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — got off to a slow start, but picked things up as the Warriors put the game away in the third quarter.

Curry finished with 21 points and Thompson had 15. Andrew Wiggins also came up big for Golden State as he finished with 19 points and played solid defense. All five Warriors’ starters scored in double digits. Golden State was also able to limit Luka Doncic to just 20 points on 6-of-18 (3-of-10 from deep) shooting.

The Warriors were already heavy favorites to win the series, but the win moved the line from -250 to -460. The Mavericks went from +200 to +360.

Golden State Warriors

It wasn’t exactly pretty for the Warriors at every turn in Round 2 — a 39-point loss on the road isn’t ideal — but they managed to pull through against the Memphis Grizzlies to move onto the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2019.

The Warriors and Grizzlies played at the fastest Pace (102.42 possessions) of any series in Round 2 and the Warriors are fourth overall in Pace (99.82) in the playoffs. That will create an interesting contrast with the Mavericks who play at a much slower Pace.

Golden State also has some wounded Warriors — Andre Iguodala, Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. — will will impact their rotations. Head coach Steve Kerr was not optimistic about Payton returning after his elbow injury, Iguodala will be re-evaluated for his ongoing disc injury Thursday and Porter has chance to come off the bench for Game 1.

Despite the injuries, Caesars has the Warriors listed as -250 favorites in the series (about 68% implied odds) and they are also +135 to win the NBA title.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks shocked many, including the Phoenix Suns, with their dominant Game 7 win. Led by the leading scorer in the postseason, Luka Doncic, the Mavericks pulled off a 33-point rout on the road to beat the best team in the NBA. Their offense has come alive to match their stifling defense since the start of Round 2 — they led all teams in the conference semis in Offensive Rating (114.3) and Effective Field Goal Percentage (55.7%).

Dallas’ main injury concern was Doncic entering the playoffs and he’s been on fire despite missing the first two games of the series. Even with Doncic’s heroics, oddsmakers have the Mavericks as big underdogs entering this series. Their odds to win the series in seven games (+800), aren’t too far off from the Warriors’ odds to sweep (+625).

Mavericks vs. Warriors Game 2 Odds

Mavericks Odds +6.5
Warriors Odds -6.5
Moneyline +220 / -270
Over/Under 214.0
Time 9 p.m. ET
Odds as of Wednesday and via FanDuel.

Warriors vs. Mavericks Conference Finals Schedule

Game 1: Mavericks 87, Warriors 112
Game 3: Sunday, May 22 | 9 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 4: Tuesday, May 24 | 9 p.m. ET on TNT
Game 5: Thursday, May 26 | 9 p.m. ET on TNT (If Nec.)
Game 6: Saturday May 26 | 9 p.m. ET on TNT (If Nec.)
Game 7: Monday May 30 | 8 p.m. ET on TNT (If Nec.)