Golden State Overwhelming Favorites to Close Out Mavericks in Game 5

Golden State Overwhelming Favorites to Close Out Mavericks in Game 5
By Christopher Boan
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

Golden State blew a shot at closing out its Western Conference Finals series against Dallas on Tuesday but the Warriors look to be a sure bet in Thursday night’s Game 5.

Steve Kerr’s club fell to the Mavs 119-109, in Dallas in Game 4, thanks to Luka Dončić’s 30-point performance.

The Warriors return to the Bay Area for Game 5, however, looking to build on their routs over Dallas in Games 1 and 2 where they beat the Mavs by a combined margin of 29 points.

Golden State enters Thursday’s game with a shot at reaching its first NBA Finals in three years.

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Warriors vs. Mavericks Schedule

  • Game 1: Warriors 112, Mavericks 87
  • Game 2: Warriors 126, Mavericks 117
  • Game 3: Warriors 109, Mavericks 100
  • Game 4: Mavericks 119, Warriors 109. Warriors lead 3-1.
  • Game 5: Thursday, 6 p.m. TNT, at Golden State 
  • Game 6: Saturday, 6 p.m. TNT, at Dallas (if nec.)
  • Game 7: May 30, 5 p.m. TNT, at Golden State (if nec.)

Warriors Continue to Build on NBA Title Odds Lead

The Warriors continue to lap the field when it comes to NBA title odds, with the four largest mobile sportsbook apps listing them as a commanding favorite.

Golden State is the only team to be listed with plus-odds on the four sites, ranging from -135 on DraftKings Sportsbook to -150 on Caesars Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.

In-between, you’ll find Kerr’s bunch at -140 on BetMGM, as the Warriors look to clinch their fourth NBA Championship since 2015.

Where the Warriors Stand Entering Game 5

Those looking to place a wager on Game 5 find the Warriors as a commanding favorite.

The Warriors are -7 on Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook, while BetMGM has them at -7.5.

For those looking to place a moneyline wager, the Warriors odds range from -300 (BetMGM and FanDuel Sportsbook) to -320 (Caesars Sportsbook).

Look for Steph Curry, who’s led the Warriors in scoring during the postseason (25.5 ppg), to do everything in his power to propel his side toward the Finals in Game 5.

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Christopher Boan
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Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetCalifornia.com, specializing in sports betting issues in the western United States. He's covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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