The Golden State Warriors have won three championships in the last few years and it looks like they could win another one.
With a 3-0 win over the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals, they look like the superior team by far. Never has an NBA team returned to win a best-of-seven series by a 3-0 deficit, meaning the Mavericks must make history if their season is to continue.
In tonight’s win-and-go game 4 with Golden State eyeing another NBA Finals spot, there are a few bets worth placing some money on.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors Game 4 (9:00 p.m. ET, TNT)
Golden State Warriors alternate spread -3.5 (+220)
Yes, I’m all in at Golden State. Explain to me why a team that has won all three games in the series by an average margin of 14.3 points isn’t even the favorite to win that game? Yes, you can take the +1.5 spread at (-115) on BetMGM, but if, like me, you believe Golden State will continue its dominance into Game 4, why not take the alternative spread?
+220 chances for a team to win by four points that has won every game in this series by at least nine points feels good on the surface, and it feels great when you look at the details. Golden State is better than Dallas on virtually every single statistic in this series.
The Warriors average 47.0 rebounds to Dallas’ 32.7 per game, they manage 28.3 assists per game to Dallas’ 18.0, shoot better from the ground at 53.1% to Dallas’ 41.0%, are 39.3% better from 3-point range to 32.6% and have four players capable of 20+ points (or much more) each night. Dallas just can’t hang out outside of Luka Doncic, and I expect the Warriors to put an exclamation mark on their Western Conference Finals sweep tonight.
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Andrew Wiggins OVER 16.5 (-115)
Andrew Wiggins was a revelation for the Warriors and is one of those four shooters above who are capable of taking over a game. He’s coming off a playoff career-high 27 points and has at least 16 points in his last four games.
When looking at score props, I like to look at player usage. Wiggins is averaging 17 field goal attempts and six 3-point shots per game this streak while playing at least 35 minutes (including all 40 in Game 3) per game. He’s on the court, he gets a lot of volume, and he takes – and makes – a lot of 3-pointers. He also put Doncic on a poster in the last game and is riding a wave of momentum.
There’s no reason not to expect more of the same from Wiggins. He will be a key contributor once again and has cleared that support line in three of his last four games and five of his last seven games. I’m going with Wiggins for game 4.
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