The Dallas Mavericks will travel to the Chase Center Tuesday night to face the Golden State Warriors. The Mavericks have lost two of their last three games, while the Warriors are in the midst of an eight-game losing streak and have not won in 2020.
Mavericks Hope to Build on Latest Win
The Dallas Mavericks come into play with a record of 24-15 and sit 2.5 games behind the Houston Rockets in the Southwest Division. They had lost two in a row before they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 109-91 on Saturday night.
Luka Doncic scored 19 points and had 12 assists, while Dwight Powell had a big game in the post, scoring 10 of his 19 points in the third quarter. Powell was 5 of 6 from the field and had four of his season-high 12 rebounds in the third quarter, which the Mavericks outscored the 76ers 32-16.
The Mavs went from down nine points to having a 73-66 lead at the end of the third quarter. They led by as many as 21 in the fourth quarter. The Mavericks are on a bit of a roller coaster ride as of late, going 5-5 in their last 10 games.
The Mavericks are led offensively by Doncic. He is averaging 29.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 9.0 assists per game. He has registered 11 triple-doubles this season.
Power forward Kristaps Porzingis is having a solid season, averaging 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 14 points per game. As a team, the Mavericks are third in the league, averaging 116.1 points per game.
Warriors Try to Stop Bleeding
The Golden State Warriors come into play with the second-worst record in the NBA at 9-32. They have lost eight games in a row and are struggling on both ends of the floor.
Their most recent defeat came at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, 122-102. The Warriors were led in the loss by DeAngelo Russell, who had 34 points and seven rebounds. Alec Burks had 13 and six rebounds.
Center Omari Spellman made his second start of the season and he responded with 12 points. The Warriors shot just 38% from the field. They did shoot 50% from three-point range, otherwise the loss would have been greater.
The Warriors are led offensively by Russell. He is averaging 23.7 points and six assists per game. Burks is averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Golden State is averaging 104.7 points per game, which puts them 28th in the NBA.
Betting Lines and Predictions
MyBookie has no betting information on this game currently. There is no reason to bet on the Warriors for anything. They are struggling mightily and there is no reason to believe they will turn it around in this game.
The Mavericks have superior talent and are good on the road, sporting a 12-5 road record. Permitting the line is fair, take the Mavericks in this one.