2022 NBA Playoffs: Warriors vs Mavericks Game 1 Preview, Odds, and Pick

NBA: Playoffs-Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors
May 13, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) raises his arms after the Warriors made a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in the fourth quarter during game six of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 NBA Playoffs have advanced to the conference finals. After a tremendous comeback by Miami in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, we’ll see the Warrior and Mavericks begin their battle for Western Conference supremacy.

Playoff Tale of the Tape:

Golden State STAT Dallas
114.2 (1st) Points Per Game 106.2 (10th)
110.2 (10th) Points Allowed Per Game 101.9 (4th)
37.7% (4th) 3PT Shooting % 33.9% (3rd)
36.3% (9th) Opponent 3PT Shooting % 33.9% (5th)
15.3 (13th) Turnovers per game 9.4 (2nd)
7-4 Playoff O/U 5-8
5-6 Playoff ATS 9-4

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Warriors Playoff Leaders:

Jordan Poole NBA odds
Golden State guard Jordan Poole (3) reacts after hitting a basket and drawing a foul against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round Western Conference playoff series Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
  • Stephen Curry, PG: 26.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.6 APG, 1.1 SPG, 45.1% FG
  • Klay Thompson, SG: 20.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.2 SPG, 40.8% 3PT
  • Jordan Poole, SG: 19.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 4.8 APG, 39.1% 3PT

 

Mavericks Playoff Leaders:

Luka Doncic attacks the basket in the 2022 NBA Playoffs
Jan 20, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas guard Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) defends during the second half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
  • Luka Doncic, PG:  3.15 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 6.6 APG, 1.9 SPG, 47.4% FG
  • Jalen Brunson, PG:  22.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.0 SPG
  • Spencer Dinwiddie, PG:  13.2 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 3.5 APG, 40% 3PT

Key Injuries:

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Game 1 Prediction and Free Pick:

  • Last 5: GS is 3-2 (60%) in their last 5 games. DAL is 4-1 (80%) in their last 5 games.
  • Last 5 – ATS: GS is 2-3-0 (40%) ATS in their last 5 games. DAL is 4-1-0 (80%) ATS in their last 5 games.
  • Last 5 – O/U: GS is 2-3-0 in their last 5 games. DAL is 1-4-0 in their last 5 games.
  • Last 5 – Score: GS averaged 109.8 total points in their last 5 games. DAL averaged 106 total points.
  • Last 5 – Points Allowed: GS allowed 109.2 points on average in their last 5 games. DAL allowed 96.2 points.
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