NBA betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Thursday 5/26

By Jonathan Von Tobel  (Senior NBA Analyst) 


Welcome to the daily NBA betting market report, your source for analysis on the betting lines for the day in professional hoops. For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter, or check out The Edge daily at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

All game lines via VSiN NBA Odds page.

Market Report for Thursday, May 26th

*Lines are opening numbers

Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors (-6.5, 215.5)

Game 5: Warriors lead 3-1

Through four games in the series the Golden State Warriors are 3-1 SU and ATS and they’ve outscored the Dallas Mavericks by 10.9 points per 100 possessions in non-garbage time minutes. Coming back home with a spot in the NBA Finals on the line it would stand to reason that is the Warriors are in a great “spot” tonight, and the market seems to support that theory as most of the bets and handle is laying the points with Golden State. However, I think we really must look at how this series has played out, because a deeper look would show that Dallas has played much better than the results would indicate.

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