Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors Game 2 Odds & Free Pick

May 20, 9:00 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Dall +6/GS -6

After taking the opener of this Western Conference finals series Wednesday night the Warriors shoot for the 2-0 series lead when the teams meet again Friday night in San Francisco.

Golden State, which owns home-court advantage for this series, began as a -225 favorite to win it, with the Mavericks getting +185 as the underdogs. Now, with the first game in their pockets, the Warriors are chalked at -395 on the series line, with Dallas now getting +295.

Here’s how we homeworked this Game 2, with our free NBA playoffs betting pick.

NBA Playoffs Betting Odds

The NBA playoffs betting lines opened Golden State as a 6.5-point favorite for Game 2, with an over/under of right around 214. Early betting action then dipped the Warriors to -6.

Mavericks-Warriors Game 2 NBA Betting Preview

Golden State grabbed the opener of this best-of-seven Western Conference finals Wednesday night 112-87. The Warriors took the lead for good at 14-13, led by 10 after one quarter and nine at the half. Golden State then used a 10-2 run out of the locker room to go up by 17 and cruised from there for the victory and the cover as a five-point favorite.

Also, Game 1 played under a total of 216.

The Warriors shot 56 percent from the field Wednesday, held Dallas to just 36 percent FG shooting and won the battle on the glass 51-35. Most importantly, perhaps, Golden State limited Mavericks F Luca Doncic to just six field goals and 20 points.

With Wednesday’s win/cover the Warriors are now 9-3 SU, 6-6 ATS this postseason.

With Wednesday’s loss Dallas is now 8-6 SU, 9-5 ATS this postseason.

Golden State finished one game ahead of the Mavericks in the regular-season standings but Dallas took the season series from the Warriors three games to one. So the Mavs are now 3-2 ATS against Golden State this season.

NBA Playoffs Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 3-5 SU, 4-4 ATS on the road this postseason.
  • Golden State is 7-0 SU, 5-2 ATS at home this postseason.

Totals Report

  • The unders are 9-5 in Mavericks games this postseason.
  • The overs are 7-5 in Warriors games this postseason.
  • The unders are 3-2 in Mavericks-Warriors games this season, which are averaging 209 total points.

Mavericks at Warriors Game 2 Betting Odds, Trends, Free Pick ATS

We played Golden State in Game 1 of this series because we believe it’s just the better team in this match-up, mainly on defense and on the boards, while Dallas is just a bit too dependent upon one guy for points. And that’s just how Game 1 played out. From there we don’t see much reason to believe Game 2 won’t play out along the same line. So we’re giving the points with the Warriors again for Game 2.   

Free Pick: 
Take Golden State +6