Mavericks vs. Warriors NBA final score prediction and odds for Tuesday, April 2 (Trust Dallas)

Betting odds, pick and prediction for the Dallas Mavericks' matchup with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 2.

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) looks to move the ball.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) looks to move the ball. / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks face off in a massive game for both sides on Tuesday night in the Western Conference playoff picture. 

This is a makeup game from earlier this season, but it’s still going to be nationally televised on TNT, as two of the games biggest stars – Luka Doncic and Steph Curry – go toe to toe. 

Golden State has a two-game lead on the Houston Rockets for the No. 10 seed, while Dallas has jumped out of the play-in picture after winning seven games in a row. 

Can the Warriors end that streak at home? Or, will Dallas prevail to get closer to the No. 4 spot in the West?

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Here’s a look at the latest odds and my best bet for this game on Tuesday: 

Mavericks vs. Warriors odds, spread and total

Mavericks vs. Warriors how to watch

  • Date: Tuesday, April 2
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Chase Center
  • How to watch (TV): TNT
  • Mavericks record: 45-29
  • Warriors record: 40-34

Mavericks vs. Warriors injury reports

Mavericks injury report

  • Greg Brown III – out
  • Alex Fudge – out
  • Josh Green – out
  • Brandon Williams – out
  • Dereck Lively II – questionable

Warriors injury report

  • Jonathan Kuminga – questionable
  • Dario Saric – out
  • Klay Thompson – probable

Mavericks vs. Warriors key players to watch

Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic: Doncic helped the Warriors out on Sunday, dropping 47 points in a huge win over the Houston Rockets. That gave Golden State another game cushion on the No. 10 seed. Doncic was injured the last time he played the Warriors, scoring 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting before exiting with a hamstring issue. 

Golden State Warriors

Steph Curry: Curry missed the Warriors’ last game against Dallas, but he’s put together back-to-back solid games, scoring 23 in a win over Charlotte and 33 in a win over the San Antonio Spurs. Curry is averaging 26.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while shooting 40.3 percent from 3 this season. 

Mavericks vs. Warriors prediction and pick

Golden State has struggled to win and cover the spread at home this season, going 18-19 straight up and 15-21-1 against the spread. 

I don’t think I can trust this Warriors team – that could be down a key offensive player in Kuminga – to beat Dallas, who is rolling at the moment.

Over their last 10 games, the Mavs rank No. 2 in the league in net rating, playing the No. 8 offense and No. 3 defense in the league over that stretch. Meanwhile, the Warriors are 10th in net rating but just 15th in defensive rating.

While Golden State won the last meeting between these teams, Dallas didn’t have Doncic for the whole contest. The Mavs, if this line moves, could be looking at one of the most winning trends all season, as they are 17-4 ATS as road favorites.

Either way, taking Dallas as a pick’em in this game is a great bet. 

Pick: Mavericks Moneyline (-110)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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