Tuesday night NBA action brings us to a showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors. The Mavericks have owned this series in recent years, winning the previous three meetings including two already this season. Dallas beat Philadelphia and the Warriors fell to Memphis last time these two took the court. Tip-off is set for approximately 10:30 PM ET from the Chase Center for this contest.
Mavericks End Skid Versus SixersDallas ended their losing streak at two as they knocked off Philadelphia 109-91 in their last contest. They Mavericks owned the boards as they held a 66-47 edge in the rebounding department and they held the 76ers to only 9-37 (24.3%) from three. Luka Doncic led the way with 19 points and 12 assists and Dwight Powell added 19 points and 12 boards as well. Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable for this contest with Golden State as he battles a knee issue.
🎥: Coach Carlisle gives an update on KP after today’s practice. pic.twitter.com/N5FxFPAGE3— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 13, 2020
Doncic heads the Dallas offense with 29.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and nine assists per game. Porzingis averages 17.3 points with 9.4 boards and Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 14 points a night as well. The Mavericks grab 47.6 rebounds per contest and they shoot 46.1% from the floor with 36.4% from three. They commit 12.5 turnovers an outing and they convert on 77.4% of their free throw attempts as a team.
Warriors Struggles Continue In Loss To GrizzGolden State can't seem to catch a break lately. They lost once again in their last game, this time in a 122-102 battle with Memphis. The loss extends their current losing streak to eight contests in a row. Injuries have ravaged the Warriors's season as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney are all out indefinitely. Damion Lee is listed as doubtful due to personal reasons for Tuesday and Jordan Poole is listed as questionable with an ankle issue for their upcoming battle with Dallas.
D'Angelo Russell leads the Golden State offense with 23.7 points per game. Alec Burks averages 15.8 points, Eric Paschall contributes 13.6 points and Draymond Green adds 8.6 points with 6.4 rebounds an outing as well. The Warriors snag 44.1 boards per contest and they shoot 42.7% from the floor with 33.6% from deep. They commit 14.3 turnovers a night and shoot 80.7% from the free throw line as a squad.
Stats & Trends
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- Under has cashed in 5 of Warriors's last 6 games overall
- Under has cashed in 8 of Warriors's last 10 games versus a Western Conference opponent
I am playing the under in this contest Tuesday night as I believe this total is set slightly too high. These two defenses are allowing a combined 222.2 points per game this season. These teams's offenses are only scoring an average of 220.8 points an outing as well. The Warriors appear as they will be even more short-handed then they already were as Damion Lee is listed as doubtful due to personal reasons. Dallas has played well defensively and I don't see how the Warriors break 100 points in this contest. The Mavericks also haven't been quite as potent offensively with Kristaps Porzingis out. Even if Porzingis returns for this battle, he won't be 100 percent and I believe that this game will be low-scoring as Dallas's defense does work and makes this showdown difficult on Golden State.