Western Conference rivals duke it out at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night in NBA betting action, as the Dallas Mavericks face the Golden State Warriors. Tipoff is set for 10:30 ET.

Mavs Still Making it Work with Dirk

The Dallas Mavericks might have lost a pair of games in a row, and they might have dropped four of their last six, but they really still have a heck of a resume this season with Nowitzki in the lineup. Dallas' big man has averaged 23.2 PPG and 6.7 RPG this season, and he has put together 12 straight games with at least 20 points.

The problem that Dallas has is that Nowitzki has a shoulder injury that he suffered on Tuesday in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. However, as long as he is in the fold and plays at least 20 minutes, this team is virtually impossible. The Mavs are a rock solid 45-12 for the season with Nowitzki playing at least those 20 minutes.

If by chance Nowitzki doesn't make it those 20 minutes though, the team really hasn't been all that great. Dallas is just 2-8 SU and 1-9 ATS over the course of the games in which the German national hero isn't on the court for at least almost half the game.

Warriors Playing Well at Home

The Golden State Warriors might be seven games below .500 for the season, but they really have played well at least of late at home. They beat both the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves in these last two at home, and they are 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS over their last seven home games. They're also 8-3 SU and 6-5 ATS in their last 11 at home.

Golden State has averaged 103.1 PPG this season, but at home, that number goes up to 105.2 PPG. The team is shooting 47.2 percent from the field on the year and 40.9 percent from beyond the arc here at home. If that was the percentage for the team for the whole season, it would leave them ranked No. 1 in the land in that department.

As always, Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry are the two men that you need to watch out for on this team. The two are combining to put up 43.5 PPG on the season, and they are both explosive and have the ability to score 30+ points in a game.

NBA Trends Point Towards Golden State

The Mavericks might have all of these great numbers with Nowitzki in the lineup, but this is day that is going to belong to the Warriors.

Golden State is just playing really well at home right now, and the Mavs don't have a fantastic history in this series. In fact, Dallas is just 10-24-1 ATS over the course of its last 35 games against the Warriors, including a 105-100 win which didn't beat the 8 1/2 point spread back in Big D.

Nowitzki is ailing, while Brendan Haywood and Peja Stojakovic are most likely out of the fold as well. Add into this mess Dominique Jones and Caron Butler which are out... There's just too much here for Dallas to overcome.

Back the Warriors in NBA betting on Wednesday.