Warriors at Mavericks
Folks, they’ve finally done it!
The Warriors just won their first away game since January, bringing their record in away games to a whopping 8-29. This is disgusting coming from the defending champs especially when you look at the fact that it's practically the same team as last season. And who did the Warriors finally break the streak against? *Checks notes* Oh, just the worst team in the league the, Houston Rockets, who played them tough the first three quarters. I had to sprinkle just a little bit on Rocket's money line Monday night at +480 and there were legit times during the game I felt good about my bet.
Surprisingly, I do still think that the Warriors should be considered the favorites to come out of the West come playoff time. Until a full-strength version of Golden State loses in the playoffs you should assume they’re gonna advance to the next round regardless of who they’re playing. While I honestly do believe this, they got some serious shit to figure out before the ‘yoffs, specifically HOW TO WIN ON THE ROAD! This is especially important considering right now the Warriors are looking down the barrel of being a 6, 7, or 8 seed and they will NOT have the home-court advantage they usually get to enjoy. Hopefully Wiggins will be back for the playoffs considering he was probably the second-best player for the Warriors in the Finals last season, but it seems like no one outside of the organization actually knows what’s going on with him.
For tonight’s game, considering that it is a home game for the Mavs I think my pick is kind of obvious. Kyrie has also been undeniably balling recently, averaging 31-5-5 in the last five games and he certainly passed the eye test against the Grizzlies even though that was a crazy choke job from Dallas. But for Warriors @ Mavericks I have made up my mind.
The Pick: Dallas ML