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The Warriors and Mavs clash in Dallas in a possible first round Western Conference playoff matchup.

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Matchup
Golden State Warriors
61-6
(36-28-3 ATS, 39-27-1 O/U)
vs
Dallas Mavericks
34-34
(35-31-2 ATS, 33-34-1 O/U)
How To Watch
Friday, March 18th, 2016.
American Airlines Arena. Dallas, TX.
5:30 p.m. PST
CSN Bay Area | KNBR 680 AM | NBC Sports Live Extra
Blog Buddy: Mavs Moneyball
Betting Lines
Golden State -9.5
Dallas +9.5
Money Line
Golden State -475 Dallas +400
Over/Under Total
226.5 Total Points

★★★
Revenge is a dish best served wet. All-world point guard Stephen Curry didn't suit up for the first matchup between the Warriors and Mavericks back on December 30th in Dallas. Golden State lost 114-91 as the offense sputtered without Curry in the lineup.

The Warriors defeated the Mavs at Oracle Arena a month later by 20 points and now have the opportunity to take the series advantage. Check out the highlights from the last meeting between Dallas and Golden State on January 27th:

The Mavericks have not been playing well as of late. They have lost six of their last seven games overall and enter Friday's contest against the Warriors as nine and a half point underdogs. According to OddsShark.com Golden State is 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against Dallas.

While it may be hard to imagine, Golden State's offense seems to be getting even better as the season goes on. The Dubs have scored at least 121 points in four straight games and are averaging 119.2 points per game in the month of March.

The OVER/UNDER line for Friday night's matchup is tentatively set at 226.5 total points according to BetOnline. The total has gone OVER in four of Golden State's previous five games while the total has gone UNDER in four of Dallas' last five games.

FLO'S PICKS

From 3/16 vs. New York:
ML: WARRIORS - WIN - GS 121-85
ATS: WARRIORS (-15) - WIN - GS by 36
O/U: OVER (221.5) - LOSS - 206 total points
Season Totals:
ML: 56-6 (90%)
ATS: 30-32 (49%)
O/U: 32-30 (51%)

Here are my picks for Friday night's game against Dallas:

ML: WARRIORS
ATS: WARRIORS (-9.5)
O/U: OVER (226.5)