NBA Betting: Nowitzki To Shine As Dallas Eclipse Golden State


Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks (BET and STREAM LIVE on Unibet TV from 03.35 GMT)

It promises to be a shootout on Wednesday when the high-scoring Dallas Mavericks visit the equally points-piling Golden State Warriors.

Both teams have lost just four times when they’ve scored over 100 in this still-young NBA season, hinting at the duo heading over the total points line of 207.5. The spotlight will likely nestle on the private duel between former team-mates Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry.

Curry has been in explosive form, averaging 30.1 points over his last seven outings, well above his season average of 23.6, and he’s certainly worth a punt at 1.85 to exceed that once again. And while Ellis is putting up 21.5, some of his energies will have to go on limiting Klay Thompson, who has become a benchmark for the Warriors, notching exactly 10 points more in wins than losses this term.
 
That figures to put greater offensive emphasis on Dirk Nowitzki with the German favoured in his match-up with David Lee, one of the league’s worst one-on-one defenders. The former MVP is 1.85 to score over 21, a shade below his average.
 
Dallas is +5.5 on the handicap and 2.75 to win. With Golden State struggling defensively, and losing seven of their last 11, the Mavericks could be the ones left standing.
 

Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz (BET and STREAM LIVE on Unibet TV from 03.05 GMT)

The Kings and Jazz get a quick re-match, just four days after Utah were defeated 112-102 in Salt Lake City. However Sacramento will unveil its new line-up with freshly-acquired Rudy Gay set for his debut after being traded from Toronto.
 
That could disrupt the Kings defensively with Utah already increasing their output to 96 points per game over their last three games. But with Gay ready to enhance a Sacramento offense which has pulled out 106.4 over their last five, the points line of 200.5 could easily be exceeded with the Jazz +6.5 on the handicap at 1.98.

 
Best bet: Go with Dirk Nowitzki to score over 21 points in Golden State-Dallas at 1.85

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