Mavericks vs. Warriors Odds and Props: West Finals Series Price Stretching As Golden State Eyes 2-0 Lead

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Luka Doncic has his work cut out as he and the Mavs try to stave off a 2-0 series deficit. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)

The Golden State Warriors protected their home floor with a series-opening victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Already favored to advance to the NBA Finals, the Dubs’ Game 1 win shortened their Western Conference Finals price across the industry’s top sportsbooks.

Luka Doncic and the Mavs aren’t strangers to series deficits. They dropped Game 1 against the Utah Jazz before prevailing in six games; and they dropped games 1 and 2 against the Phoenix Suns before advancing in seven. Nobody should count out the Mavs just yet even in spite of their lengthened odds.

Warriors series-opening odds ranged from -220 to -225 to advance while the Mavs backers could find plus-money odds in the +180 to +185 range. Those numbers, naturally, have stretched in opposite directions.

Western Conference Finals Series Odds

 DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMCaesars
Golden State Warriors-425-460-450-450
Dallas Mavericks+330+360+350+340

The Warriors continue to remind those with a hazy memories of how dominant they can be. The scary takeaway from Wednesday’s 112-87 victory is they didn’t receive monster performances from Stephen Curry (21 points) or Klay Thompson (15). They did, however, produce seven double-digit scorers.

That level of balance will continue to stress the Mavs’ defense. More stressing than the Warriors’ ability to score, however, may be Doncic’s opening performance — 6-for-18 shooting, 20 points, seven turnovers. He’ll bounce back but will need his teammates to step up as well.

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Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd remains one of the Mavs’ most important assets. His experience will be invaluable for a relatively inexperienced team facing an early series hole.

Mavericks vs. Warriors Game 2 Odds

Golden State is a healthy favorite to stretch their series lead to 2-0 with a Game 2 win.

Western Conference Finals: Old Guard vs. The New

Curry (26.4 PPG in postseason) and Thompson (19.9) have established themselves as two of the game’s elite. They’ve adopted a third “Splash Brother”,  Jordan Poole (19.3). The trio has combined for nine 30-plus point efforts through the first two rounds of the playoffs. As much firepower as the trio brings to each game, the fact that they don’t have to light up the scoreboard to win is ominous for Mavs backers.

The Mavs’ Doncic has already sent home the likes of Donovan Mitchell and Devin Booker, but he’ll need to sharpen up against a Warriors team committed to making his life difficult.

“They did a great job”, said Doncic of the Warriors’ defensive performance in Game 1. It’s reasonable for bettors to anticipate offensive adjustments from the Mavs in Game 2.

He’ll continue serving as the driving force and will need his supporting cast to step up once again as well. Doncic has averaged 30.5 points across 11 postseason contests while leading the Mavs with a staggering 40.2 percent usage rate. It will be up to the likes of Jalen Brunson (22.3) and Spencer Dinwiddie (30 points vs. Phoenix in Game 7) to provide the necessary production alongside Doncic if the Mavs are going to make this a series.

These players and more will be featured in among sportsbooks’ player prop offerings and same-game parlays. FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook, for example, list Doncic’s Game 2 point total at 31.5, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

NBA Finals Odds

Golden State heads into the conference semi-final round as the favorites to win their fourth title under Steve Kerr, while Dallas is the longest shot left on the oddsboard.

 DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMCaesars
Golden State Warriors+100+100+110+100
Boston Celtics+320+340+325+330
Miami Heat+320+280+275+300
Dallas Mavericks+900+1000+900+1000

Western Conference Finals Series Props

The following is merely a sample of the series props available across the industry’s top sportsbooks, including odds on the newly-created Magic Johnson award honoring the MVP of the West Finals. Bettors can have a field day with the options available across the market. These include additional player props and a host of offerings relating to the series.

Series Correct Score (DraftKings)

Warriors win 4-0 +450
Warriors win 4-1 +250
Warriors win 4-2 +420
Warriors win 4-3 +340
Mavericks win 4-1 +3000
Mavericks win 4-2 +750
Mavericks win 4-3 +850

Series Total Games (FanDuel)

4 Games +450
5 Games +195
6 Games +240
7 Games +230

Western Conference Finals MVP (FanDuel)

Stephen Curry -160
Luka Doncic +360
Klay Thompson +1100
Draymond Green +950
Jordan Poole +1400
Jalen Brunson +7500
Andrew Wiggins +2300
Spencer Dinwiddie +10000

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Craig Williams

Craig Williams is a Charlotte-based sportswriter who has worked professionally in the gaming, fantasy, and sports business industries. He’s an avid fantasy football player, managing over 100 leagues across multiple formats. When he’s not pouring over Vegas odds and statistics, he’s indulging in soccer and enjoys anything from LigaMX to Champions League.

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