Best NBA player prop bets for Mavericks vs Warriors on Friday 5/20: Bullock gets the green light

Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock
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Germantas Kneita

NBA · 1 month ago

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As most Lithuanians, I started watching basketball from the age of six. Im based out in London and played basketball at the University of Lincoln here in the UK. I had always had an interest in the NBA but things really took off in the summer of 2010. That year Linas Kleiza led Lithuania to 3rd place at the World Championships and signed with the Toronto Raptors to replace the departing Chris Bosh. I've been a Raptors fan from that day and I've not missed a game since. I love nothing more than a bet and tend to focus on NBA and soccer matches.

The Golden State Warriors were comfortable winners in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Defending their home court once again tonight, they will be looking to replicate that performance. It will be down to the the Dallas Mavericks to make adjustments to try and change the outcome, much like the Boston Celtics were able to do against the Miami Heat last night.

You can find our full coverage of the NBA playoffs here. But for now, check out my favorite player props below for Mavericks vs Warriors.

Reggie Bullock over 2.5 made threes (+110)

In Game 1 of the series Reggie Bullock was able to get off 10 3-point attempts, making 3 of them. Considering that he is making 38% of his attempts this postseason, a similar level of attempts should see him hit this line once again. Bullock was getting great looks too. The Warriors have been focused on getting the ball out of the hands of Luka Doncic, sending help on drives and post-ups. With his passing ability, the Slovenian is able to create shooting opportunities for the wing.

Of the remaining playoff teams no one has allowed more 3-point attempts per game than the Warriors. It is something that the Mavericks wing should be more than capable of taking advantage of. In the postseason he has not made more than 5 shots deep in a game. That should ensure that the Warriors do not single him out and take that look away from him. Bullock has a great chance of hitting this over as a result.

Read our full Game 1 preview for Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors

Jalen Brunson under 19.5 points (-122)

Jalen Brunson of the Mavericks has had a tough time against the Warriors this season. He did not reach the 20-point mark in any regular season game, averaging 12 per game. He followed this up with a 14-point outing in Game 1. The reason he has struggled against them is the length of the defenders that the Warriors are able to use against him. Brunson plays a physical style of basketball but the only player he has had success playing such a way against has been against Jordan Poole. If the Warriors continue to use a lengthy wing against him, they should have success shutting him down. The point guard is not helped by the fact that he has only made 2 of his last 13 3-point attempts. Look for Brunson to struggle once again as a result.

Check out our +697 same game parlay for Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors

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