NBA Playoffs Tips – Mavericks @ Warriors Predictions – Game 5

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Dallas secured their first win of the series in Game 4, but returning back to Game 5 there’s no way Warriors let this series last any longer than it needs to.

Tune in from 11:00am for Dallas v Golden State on Kayo.

Best Bet

Maxi Kleber Under 13.5

A big Game 4 for Maxi Kleber helping the Mavericks record their first win of the series with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists, but expect the Warriors to get back to what they produced in the first three games of the series which resulted in some major struggles for Kleber.

In Dallas’ losses this series, Kleber averages 2 points from just 4.7 field goal attempts per game, to go with 2.7 rebounds and 1 assist. The German certainly is a barometer for Dallas, averaging 11 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in their wins this post-season, while only managing 6.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists in their losses.

Expect the Warriors to be switched on defensively after seeing what the Mavericks were capable of in their last series against the Suns, and as a result will shut out Kleber like they did in the first three games of this series.

Value Bet

Golden State 11+

Returning back to the Chase Centre, the Warriors mean business and will not risk this series extending any further with another NBA Finals appearance around the corner.

Golden State’s average winning margin this series has been 14.3 points, and they’ll enter Game 5 well rested.

A final quarter run by the Warriors bench in Game 4 forced Jason Kidd to go back to Luke Doncic and his starters despite being up 29 points at three-quarter-time with the Slovenian playing 38 minutes, while Steph Curry led Golden State for minutes with just 32.

Game 2 demonstrated that even if the Mavericks shoot the lights out, it’s not sustainable against this Warriors outfit for the entirety of the game, and as a result expect an easy win for Golden State.

Same Game Multi

Steph Curry 25+ Points / Andrew Wiggins 15+ Points / Luka Doncic Under 8.5 Assists = $4.00

Dorian Finney-Smith is a great on-ball defender, but off-ball he does get lost at times and Steph Curry has exploited that this series. Posted consecutive 30+ point games in Games 2 and 3 before posting 20 points in Game 4 but did only play 32 minutes. Expect a response.

Andrew Wiggins is looking as aggressive as ever on the offensive end and averages 20.7 points per game in Golden State’s three wins this series. Expect his minutes to be closer to 40 in Game 5, coming off 13 points in 30 minutes in Game 4.

A combination of zone and defensive rotations has seen Luka’s assist numbers way down this series. Although he managed 9 assists in their Game 4 win, he averages just 5 in their three losses this series failing to record over 8.5. Expect plenty of points from Luka, but not so much a provider this game.

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