NBA betting: Nearly 90% of Game 1 money on Warriors over Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a triumphant blowout Game 7 victory over the Phoenix Suns, but there aren’t many bettors backing them on Wednesday night.

Even on the heels of such a dominant outing to close out the second round, the Golden State Warriors are getting more than six times as much money as Dallas for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Warriors are favored by 4.5 points for Game 1 at BetMGM. As of Wednesday morning, 83% of the bets and 86% of the money wagered on the point spread has come in on Golden State, leaving just 17% of the bets and 14% of the money on Dallas.

The spread actually opened up at Warriors -5.5, but has moved down a point despite the volume of action on the Golden State side.

The Warriors are 4-2 against the spread at home during the postseason. The Mavericks are 4-3 ATS as the road team during the playoffs. That includes Sunday’s 33-point win over the Suns as a 6.5-point underdog.

The total for Wednesday night’s game is 214.5 and most bettors are on the over. According to BetMGM, 66% of the bets and 60% of the money is on the over.

The over is 7-4 in Warriors games this postseason. Dallas games have been a bit more low-scoring with the under hitting in eight of the team’s 13 playoff games.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry warms up prior to the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry warms up prior to the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
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