Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday April 4th, 2015. At 8:30 PM EST.
The (62-13) Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference Pacific Division makes the trip from “THE EAST BAY” to “NORTH TEXAS”. Golden State will play the (46-30) Dallas Mavericks of the Western Conference Southwest in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at The American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas, Texas. This Sports Handicapper believes the Golden State Warriors are going to start resting players for the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Dallas is still in the mix to win the Southwest. The opening betting line has Golden State as a four and a half-point home underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is not available for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Golden State Warriors beat Phoenix on Thursday April 2nd in front of an ESPN audience. The Warriors are on an eleven game winning streak and have locked up the number-one seed in the West. Golden State is ten games up on Houston in the Western Conference. Head Coach Steve Kerr must keep his team engaged for the rest of the season. Golden State ranks 1st in the NBA scoring the basketball. The Warriors defense is better than advertised, allowing opponents 99.1 points per contest. Most Valuable Player candidate Stephen Curry is the team leader in scoring, assists, and steals. Forward Draymond Green is questionable Saturday with a shin injury. Golden State is 5-1 ATS their last six in the “METROPLEX”. The Golden State Warriors are 4-0 Against The Point Spread their last four 2015 NBA Betting Predictions away from the “EAST BAY”, going over the betting odds total once and staying under the betting odds total three times. The key to a Warriors win is to come out and establish themselves on defense. Green is their vocal leader, and another player must step up in that role. Betting Experts in Las Vegas and offshore has Golden State at 6/5 to win the 2015 NBA Western Conference title.
The 2015 Dallas Mavericks have dropped three of their last four both straight up and to the Number. Dallas lost at home to Houston in their last game on April 2nd. Dallas is fourth in the Southwest, six games out of the lead. Dallas must make a run, they could go either way. Four teams in the division are in playoff contention, including Houston, Memphis and San Antonio. The division is by far the best in the NBA. Dallas averages 104.5 points per game. The Mavericks defense ranks last in the division, 10th in the West and 20th in the NBA. Center Tyson Chandler is the team leader in rebounds and shot blocks. Forward Chandler Parsons is questionable Saturday with a sore knee. The betting odds under the total are 7-2 the last nine between the teams. The Dallas Mavericks are 3-7 Against The Point Spread their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. Dallas Head Coach Rick Carlisle must get his team to focus, they have noot been performing lately. Bovada has the Dallas Mavericks at 18/1 to win the 2015 NBA Western Conference title.