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Clippers vs. Mavericks pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 3

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

2021 NBA Playoffs - Dallas Mavericks v LA Clippers
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks shoots a three point basket during the game against the LA Clippers during Round 1, Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 25, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks head to Dallas after the road team won both contests in Los Angeles. Luka Doncic and the Mavs will look to take a commanding 3-0 lead while Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers attempt to claw back into the series.

Clippers vs. Mavericks, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Pick ATS: Mavericks +2 (-110)

The Clippers are, somehow, slight favorites in this contest despite the results from Games 1 and 2. The Mavericks are shooting a seemingly unsustainable percentage from the floor, but LA has offered minimal defensive resistance. After saying rest was a large factor in LA’s questionable game management tactics down the stretch of the regular season, head coach Tyronn Lue has to wonder where the effort is defensively. Dallas looks to be in command of the series. Take the home team at +2.

Player Prop: Luka Doncic gets a double-double (-148)

Doncic registered a triple-double in Dallas’ Game 1 win, but only got seven rebounds and seven assists in Game 2 to go along with 39 points. Because he’s a threat to reach double digits in both rebounds and assists, Doncic has a high chance of getting a double-double. He’s going to keep scoring, but expect him to get at least 10 boards or 10 assists in Game 3.

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