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Ezeli, Barnes are out, Curry and Barbosa are questionable tonight in Dallas. Will the Warriors have enough muscle to tango in Texas?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Matchup
Golden State Warriors
29-1 (18-10-2 ATS)
vs
Dallas Mavericks
18-13 (19-12 ATS)
How To Watch
December 30th, 2015
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas.
5:30 p.m. PST
CSN Bay Area | KNBR 680 AM
Blog Buddy: Mavs Moneyball
Betting Lines
Golden State -3.5
Dallas +3.5
Money Line
Golden State -165 Dallas +145
Over/Under Total
209.5 Total Points

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As the Golden State Warriors took the court for a morning shoot around in Dallas, reigning MVP Steph Curry underwent an MRI for his left leg and is officially listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Mavs. Center Festus Ezeli will not play tonight due to a big toe injury.

Last Time Out

The Mavericks held off the Milwaukee Bucks 103-93 Monday night behind Wes Matthews' 22 points. Dirk Nowitzki scored a season low seven points on just 3-of-15 shooting from the field. With the win Dallas improves to 9-5 on the season at home.

The Warriors won a rather exciting game against the Sacramento Kings on Monday by a score of 122-103. Klay Thompson poured in 29 and Steph Curry secured a triple double in just three quarters, finishing with 23 points, 10 assists and 14 rebounds. Four Warriors' players posted a plus/minus of at least +20 or higher.

With Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli sitting and the strong possibility of Curry not playing as well, the Warriors are slim three and a half point favorites entering tonight's game in Dallas. The over/under is hovering around 209.5 total points according to BetOnline. Here are some betting trends for both teams hosted at OddsShark.com:


FLO's PICKS

From 12/28 against Sacramento:

ML - GOLDEN STATE - WIN - GS 122-103

ATS - WARRIORS +13.5 - WIN - GS by 19

O/U - OVER 219.5 - WIN - 225 total points

Season Totals:

ML - 28-1 (97%)

ATS - 14-15 (48%)

O/U - 15-14 (52%)

With back to back 3-0 games (Cavs and Kings), tonight's game may be the hardest set of picks to make this season so far. The way Klay Thompson is scoring as of late, the Warriors still have plenty of fire power to defeat the Mavericks. However the gravitational pull of defenders towards Steph Curry when he is on the court makes Thompson's life a lot easier. If Curry does not play tonight, Klay will have to work that much harder to get his points.

I don't like doing this, but if Curry does play, I'm taking the Warriors to win. If Curry sits, along with Barnes, Ezeli and possibly Barbosa out as well, I think the Warriors will have a tough time winning.

I don't know if this is allowed, but it's happening. Here are my picks if Curry plays tonight:

ML - GOLDEN STATE

ATS - WARRIORS -3.5

O/U - OVER 209.5

Here are my picks if Curry sits tonight:

ML - DALLAS

ATS - DALLAS +3.5

O/U - UNDER 209.5