Warriors Vs Mavericks: Finals Game 1 Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 18, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 17, 2022

The Golden State Warriors will face the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors (-5.5) will take on the Mavericks (+185 to win) beginning at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday on TNT. This contest has an over/under of 216.5.

This article refers to odds valid as of May 18, 2022 at 9:02 PM ET. Find all the latest odds for this game in the table in this article and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Warriors Vs Mavericks Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 18

Warriors: Andre Iguodala: Out (Neck), Gary Payton II: Out (Elbow), James Wiseman: Out (Knee)

Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: Out (Foot)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Mavericks (+5.5)
Total Pick Under (216.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Warriors Vs Mavericks Stat Rankings

Warriors Avg. (Rank) Mavericks Avg. (Rank)
111.0 (15th) Points Scored 108.0 (24th)
105.5 (4th) Points Allowed 104.7 (2nd)
45.5 (7th) Rebounds 43.0 (24th)
9.8 (18th) Off. Rebounds 9.3 (24th)
14.3 (3rd) 3pt Made 13.1 (10th)
27.1 (5th) Assists 23.4 (24th)
14.3 (29th) Turnovers 11.7 (2nd)

Warriors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Stephen Curry 64 25.5 5.2 6.3 1.3 0.3 4.5
Klay Thompson 32 20.4 3.9 2.8 0.5 0.5 3.6
Jordan Poole 76 18.5 3.4 4.0 0.8 0.3 2.8
Andrew Wiggins 73 17.2 4.5 2.2 1.0 0.7 2.2
Jonathan Kuminga 34 11.1 4.1 1.2 0.6 0.4 0.9

Mavericks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Dončić 65 28.4 9.1 8.7 1.2 0.6 3.1
Jalen Brunson 79 16.3 3.9 4.8 0.8 0.0 1.2
Tim Hardaway Jr. 42 14.2 3.7 2.2 0.9 0.1 2.4
Spencer Dinwiddie 67 13.7 4.2 5.2 0.7 0.2 1.7
Dorian Finney-Smith 80 11.0 4.7 1.9 1.1 0.5 2.2

Betting Trends

  • Golden State is 46-44-3 against the spread this season.
  • As 5.5-point favorites or more, the Warriors are 27-21-2 against the spread.
  • Out of 82 Golden State games so far this season, 43 have hit the over.
  • Golden State’s games have had more than 216.5 points scored on 52 occasions this year.
  • The total for this game is 216.5, 4.2 points fewer than the average total in Warriors games thus far this season.
  • Dallas is 55-38-2 against the spread this season.
  • The Mavericks have an ATS record of 10-5 as 5.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Dallas has played 82 games this year, and 37 of them have gone over the total.
  • Dallas’ games have gone over 216.5 points on 32 occasions this year.
  • Mavericks games average 215.3 total points, 1.2 fewer than the total for this matchup.
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