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.
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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