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NBA Playoffs Betting: Our Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2 Betting Strategy

NBA Playoffs Betting: Our Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2 Betting Strategy

Now that we're into the second round of the NBA Playoffs, we're seeing at most two matchups per day. With the smaller slates and focused games, the books have been rolling out expanded betting markets, especially on player props that can offer lucrative plus-money opportunities.

For example, ahead of Pacers-Knicks Game 2, we looked at the Top Points Scorer market with Jalen Brunson such a heavy favorite. Well it turned out to be the right day to do so as Brunson missed a quarter of play and some of our lucky followers bet on Tyrese Haliburton to be the points leader at a big +3500 payday.

We're going to dive into a few different markets for Game 2 of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder series.

Our model has been running simulations on today's slate ever since lines became available and we are using that data to identify betting opportunities in the Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thundergame.

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Four Ways to Bet on Mavs-Thunder Game 2 - May 9, 2024

As mentioned, we are looking at the Game 2 matchup featuring the Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder.

You can find a dozen props with an edgeas well as prop projections for every player in this game with Dimers Pro, so if you're not keen on these wagers, use our data to find the play that's right for you!

Bet #1 - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Top Points Scorer (+170 on FanDuel)

In Game 1, Shai ended up as the overall points leader and he didn't even need to crack 30 points. That probably won't happen very often in this series with three players (Luka, Shai, Kyrie) capable of dropping 30 on any given night.

Tonight, SGA gets a 33-point projection from the DimersBOT, one behind our presumptive leader Luka Doncic at 34. The Mavs' superstar has been hampered by a knee injury and while he's suited up and played, it's clearly affecting his output. While Luka is -105 to lead the game in scoring, SGA is a tasty +170.

Full Game Projections: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

Bet #2 - Chet Holmgren To Record a Double Double (+155 on FanDuel)

At first glance, you'd think a guy like Chet Holmgren would be a walking double-double with his stature but he averaged a modest 7.9 RPG in the regular season. He flirts with the double-digits regularly though and tonight our model projects him for a 20-10 performance. 

At +130, his 10+ rebounds prop is playable on its own and that projection also makes him a rebounds leader candidate at +260.

Bet #3 - Luka Doncic To Record a Triple Double (+250 on FanDuel)

Another combo meal backed by our projection, we're banking on a vintage Luka performance. Our line of 34/10/11suggest his 8.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists lines are both playable props as well, but we're looking at the beefier odds for this one.

He's got one TD in the postseason and has shown upside in each category, hitting double-digit rebounds and assists in three individual games. As mentioned, he's nursing a knee injury that's seemed to slow him down but with the Mavericks hoping to avoid the 2-0 hole, our model likes Luka to do what he does best.

Bet #4 - J. Williams & C. Holmgren 20+ Points Each (+378 on FanDuel)

A combined 3 points kept this from cashing in Game 1 and it's got the best odds of any of these wagers in Game 2. Our model projects Chet Holmgren for 20 points and Jalen Williams for 23. AT +190, Holmgren is worth a look on his own to hit 20 points, too. Jalen Williams has hit this in three of five playoff games, with 18 and 19 in the other, while Chet has one 26-point outing.

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Dave Garofolo
Content Producer

Dave Garofolo, a seasoned fantasy sports and betting enthusiast with a special affection for MLB and NFL, uses his deep knowledge to craft game previews for the NBA, MLB, and NFL. He also brings his expertise to the golf world with tournament previews and parlays for the PGA TOUR and major golf tournaments. Additionally, Dave offers valuable props for NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAAM basketball, along with best bets for MLB, NHL, and NCAAM. 

When not delving into the world of sports, Dave is an avid advocate for New Haven pizza, enjoys reading comic books, gardening, and spending time with his cats. His broad interests and detailed sports insights ensure that his contributions are both engaging and informative.

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