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Mavericks vs. Clippers pick against the spread, best player prop first round NBA playoffs

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA first round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and LA Clippers on Tuesday.

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks reacts to his three pointer with Tyronn Lue of the LA Clippers in the third quarter during game one of the Western Conference first round series at Staples Center on May 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks joined a slew of other Western Conference underdogs who secured upsets their first playoff game of the year last week and will look to improve to 2-0 against the Los Angeles Clippers in the postseason on Tuesday. Luka Doncic powered Dallas to a win in Game 1 and could have to record a second straight trible-double to keep his team afloat. Let’s take a look at the best bets to consider at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Mavericks vs. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Pick ATS: Mavericks -6

Dallas might not win Game 2 of this matchup, but they have a great shot at keeping the game close. The Mavericks won by double-digits in Game 1 despite their second-best scorer — Kristaps Porzingis — shooting 4-for-13 and being a non-factor for almost all of thesecond half. Dallas managed to lead for all four quarters thanks to valuable contrib utions from role-players like Jalen Brunson and Tim Hardaway Jr. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard produced at their usual levels, but the Clippers lacked a third options who was capable of keeping up with the Mavericks’ reserves.

Player Prop: Luka Doncic to record a triple-double (+360)

The Clippers have multiple All-NBA level defenders, but Doncic has given them fits all season. The Mavericks star is averaging 30.3 points, 11 rebounds, and 8.3 assists against Los Angeles this season and he’ll almost certainly play more than 40 minutes if the game is close. He’s notched a triple-double in three of the seven playoff games he’s appeared in.

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