NBA 2022 West Finals, Game 3: Mavericks vs Warriors prediction and betting tips (May 22)
The Warriors who are 2-0 up in the series after winning the first two games at home, head to the American Airlines Center to play the Mavericks for game 3 of the 2022 NBA Western Conference finals.
Luka Doncic (Mavericks) needs to keep up his incredible performance
Luka Doncic (Mavericks) needs to keep up his incredible performance

The matchup between the 3rd seed Golden State Warriors and the 4th seed Dallas Mavericks have gone in favour of the Warriors, who have taken a 2-0 lead in the series, completely utilizing the home-court advantage and forcing the Mavericks into fighting for a comeback as they are down by two games in the series. The Mavericks will be playing for their first win in the series as they host the Warriors in game 3.

The match starts at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 22 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 1:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23. The match venue is American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors (May 22) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors latest odds on betting sites

The Dallas Mavericks money line odds are priced at 1.68 (-145 American; 20/29 Fractional), while the Golden State Warriors money line odds are priced at 2.25 (+125; 5/4). This equals approximate probabilities of 60% against 40% respectively.

Over/Under:

  • Over 218 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Under 218 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)

Spread:

  • Dallas Mavericks -2.5: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Golden State Warriors +2.5: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)

Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors match preview and statistics

The Mavericks had game 2 on lock until the Warriors took over in the second half. The Mavericks took a 14 points lead into the second half and were 15 of 27 from long range in the first half. Luka Doncic who was battling flu heading into this game led the team with 42 points on 12-of-23 shooting and added 5 boards, 8 assists, 3 steals and a block.

Jalen Brunson followed up with 31 points and 5 assists while Reggie Bullock totalled 21 points.

Dorian Finney-Smith dropped 10 points, 8 boards and a block.

Team statistics: 37/78 (47.4%) field goals, 21/45 (46.7%) 3 pointers, 22/29 (75.9%) free throws, 22 assists,30 total rebounds, 7 steals, 5 blocks, 12 turnovers, 20 fouls.

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

The Warriors trailed by as much as 19 points in the third quarter but miraculously turned things around with the incredible defense they played in the third quarter, limiting the Mavericks to only 13 points in the third and outscoring them by 23 points in the second half to secure the impressive comeback dub. Stephen Curry led the team with 32 points on 6 of 10 shooting from long range and added 8 boards and 5 assists.

Jordan Poole followed with 23 points, 5 assists and 2 steals while Kevon Looney came up big for the Warriors with 21 points, posting his first 20 points plus game in both regular and postseason.

Andrew Wiggins dropped 16 points, 5 assists, a steal and a block.

Team statistics: 46/82 (56.1%) field goals, 14/28 (50.0%) 3 pointers, 20/25 (80.0%) free throws, 33 assists, 43 total rebounds, 2 blocks, 4 steals, 13 turnovers, 26 fouls.

Golden State Warriors team news: James Wiseman, Andre Iguodala, and Gary Payton II are ruled out for the match.

Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors H2H

In playoffs history, they’ve only met once and that was the 2008 Western Conference first-round, which the Warriors won 4-2. This makes their second encounter and the Warriors lead the series 2-0.

Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors lineups and key players

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. If the Mavericks are going to come back in this series, Luka Doncic needs to keep up his incredible performance. He averages 31.4ppg in the playoffs, the highest among teams still in the playoffs. He dropped a game-high 42 points in game 2.

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’s gradually gaining momentum and we saw him essentially close out the game for the Warriors with his dagger 3-pointers. Stephen Curry dropped 32 points in game 2 and has taken his playoffs tally to 26.8 points per game.

Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors predictions and betting tips

The Warriors have made full use of their home-court advantage and have taken a huge breather with the 2-0 lead. The Warriors had six players in double digits in game 2. In contrast, the Mavericks had only four of their players in double digits, and the Warriors had 35 bench points compared to the Mavericks’ 13 bench points showing how much of a better squad depth the Warriors have in comparison to the Mavericks. If the Warriors bench continues to show up, the Warriors have the series on lock.

The Mavericks had Spencer Dinwiddie as the X factor for them in this series, coming off the bench with almost 13 points per game but he had a bad game in game 2 with only 4 points in the 22 minutes played. If the Mavericks, who are in a desperate situation to avoid falling into the 3-0 hole which no team has come back from in the playoffs, are to win game 3, their role players must step up and help Luka Doncic and they have to avoid that awful defensive collapse like the one in the second half. The Mavericks will be playing at home and they’ve lost only once at home in this playoff tipping them off to secure the win. Predictions for this game are the Dallas Mavericks to win and over 218 points.

Betting prediction: Dallas Mavericks to win

Odds: 1.68 (-145 American; 20/29 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 218 points

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)

Basketball NBA . Western Conference Finals. Game 3
Dallas Mavericks — Golden State Warriors
Lost
Over 218 points
1.91
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