NBA 2022 West Finals, Game 5: Warriors vs Mavericks prediction and betting tips (May 26)
The Dallas Mavericks avoided the sweep in Game 4 to force a Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors and now face elimination from the playoffs in Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Western Conference finals.
Stephen Curry (Warriors) has been the man this series, averaging 26 points per game
Stephen Curry (Warriors) has been the man this series, averaging 26 points per game

The Dallas Mavericks held their grounds at their homecourt and prevented the sweep by the Golden State Warriors but now they head to the Chase Center for Game 5 in a hostile environment where they’ve not won in this series. The Mavericks are in a win or go home situation while the Warriors will look to clean up things and prevent the Mavericks from getting ideas of a comeback.

The match starts at 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, 26 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 1:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27. The match venue is Chase Center, San Francisco, CA.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks (May 26) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks latest odds on betting sites

The Golden State Warriors money line odds are priced at 1.32 (-313 American; 8/25 Fractional), while the Dallas Mavericks money line odds are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2). This equals approximate probabilities of 75% against 25% respectively.

Over/Under:

  • Over 215.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Under 215.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)

Spread:

  • Golden State Warriors -7.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Dallas Mavericks +7.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks match preview and statistics

The Warriors didn’t have a great start to Game 4, they trailed by as much as 15 points heading into halftime and played a majority of the second half with the bench players as the starting players were struggling against the Mavericks. The Warriors couldn’t get it going in Game 4 and were 3 of 16 from long range by halftime. Stephen Curry led the team with 20 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds.

Jonathan Kuminga despite coming off the bench dropped 17 points and 8 rebounds while Jordan Poole also followed with 14 points and 4 assists.

Draymond Green had 10 points, 6 boards, 6 assists and 2 blocks while Andrew Wiggins added 13 points and 5 boards.

Team statistics: 41/84 (48.8%) field goals, 10/28 (35.7%) 3 pointers, 17/26 (65.4%) free throws, 26 assists, 42 total rebounds, 4 blocks, 5 steals, 8 turnovers, 18 fouls.

Golden State Warriors team news: James Wiseman, Andre Iguodala, and Gary Payton II are ruled out for the match while Otto Porter Jr is listed as questionable for the game.

The Mavericks held their grounds and prevented a sweep on their homecourt. The Mavericks played to their strength in Game 4 and were better from long range with 20 3-pointers made. Luka Doncic once again carried the team’s offense with 30 points, 14 rebounds and one assist less of a triple-double, a dominant performance for the Dallas Star player.

Dorian Finney-Smith had a strong game and dropped 23 points with 6 boards and 2 assists while Reggie Bullock followed with 18 points.

Jalen Brunson added 15 points, and 5 assists while Maxi Kleber from the bench finished the game with 13 points and 8 rebounds.

Team statistics: 41/82 (50.0%) field goals, 20/43 (46.5%) 3 pointers, 17/22 (77.3%) free throws, 30 assists, 45 total rebounds, 4 steals, 6 blocks, 8 turnovers, 19 fouls.

Dallas Mavericks team news: Tim Hardaway Jr is ruled out for the match.

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks H2H

Both teams only met once in the playoffs and that was the 2008 Western Conference first-round which the Warriors won 4-2. The Warriors lead this series 3-1.

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks lineups and key players

Golden State Warriors projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Stephen Curry
  • Shooting guard: Klay Thompson
  • Small forward: Andrew Wiggins
  • Power forward: Draymond Green
  • Center: Kevon Looney

Stephen Curry is the key player to watch out for. He has been the man for the Warriors this series averaging 26.0 points per game against the Mavericks and heading into Game 5, the Warriors will need him to keep up his blazing hot form to close out the series.

Dallas Mavericks projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Luka Doncic
  • Shooting guard: Jalen Brunson
  • Small forward: Reggie Bullock
  • Power forward: Dorian Finney-Smith
  • Center: Dwight Powell

Luka Doncic is the key player to watch out for. He has been the Mavericks' best player in the playoffs and this series averaging 33 points and almost 10 rebounds per game against the Warriors. The Mavericks rely heavily on Luka Doncic to facilitate the team’s offense and he will be needed to have another blow-up game in Game 5.

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks predictions and betting tips

This series which was once expected to be a back and forth kind of game between the Mavericks and the Warriors have swung in the Warriors' favour. The series has been dominated by the team with a better three-point percentage with the Warriors averaging 38.5% from long range while the Mavericks are not too far behind with 35.9% from deep. The Mavericks shot better than the Warriors in Game 4 with 46.5% from long range and if they can keep up with this efficiency they might be able to force a game 6. Also, Luka Doncic in addition to having a blow-up game needs help from the role players to get things going for the Mavericks.

The Warriors will head into Game 5 with hopes to finish up things. They are playing at home where they have not yet lost in the playoffs. With the Warriors' incredible record at home in the postseason and Stephen Curry not likely to have a quiet game as in Game 4, the Warriors are expected to end the series at home in Game 5. I back the Warriors to take the win. Predictions for this game are the Golden State Warriors to win and over 215.5 points.

Betting prediction: Golden State Warriors to win

Odds: 1.32 (-313 American; 8/25 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 215.5 points

Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractional)

Basketball NBA . Western Conference Final. Game 5
Golden State Warriors — Dallas Mavericks
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Over 215.5 points
1.90
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