3 Best Prop Bets for Mavericks vs Rockets on April 2 (Clint Capela Makes an Impact in the Paint)

3 Best Prop Bets for Mavericks vs Rockets on April 2 (Clint Capela Makes an Impact in the Paint)


The Dallas Mavericks will attempt to keep their playoff hopes alive when they visit the Atlanta Hawks at 6 p.m. ET on NBA TV inside State Farm Arena. These teams have only met once this season in what ended up as a 130-122 victory for the Hawks, so it'll be interesting to see what happens in a rematch.

Here are three of the best prop bets for this cross-conference showdown, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

Mavericks-Hawks Player Props

1. Clint Capela - Points: Over 11.5 (-108)

Clint Capela has become known much more for his rebounding capabilities than his scoring capabilities, but the Hawks big man draws a great matchup on Sunday. Dallas allows 51.7 points in the paint per away game (No. 20 in NBA) as well as a two-point shooting percentage of 56.3% (No. 22 in NBA). Dwight Powell and Christian Wood are also playing on the second night of a back-to-back, so expect fatigue to play a role in their defense of Capela down low. Capela has tallied at least 12 points in five of his last seven games overall, so back him to find similar success tonight.

2. Luka Doncic - Rebounds: Over 8.5 (-124)

This number jumps out right away considering Doncic has tallied at least 9 rebounds in five of his seven career games against Atlanta. He has also logged at least 9 assists in four of his last six games overall. The Slovenian star is doing everything he can to guide the Mavericks to the playoffs and is facing a defense that allows an opponent offensive rebounding percentage of 24.3% (No. 20 in NBA) on Sunday. That means there will be opportunities for Doncic to grab offensive rebounds and turn those misses into scores. Backing Doncic to record a triple-double at +450 odds is intriguing here, too.

3. Kyrie Irving - Made Threes: Under 2.5 (+110)

While Kyrie Irving has been a dependable scorer since joining the Mavericks (25.9 points per game), he has been far from dependable from beyond the arc. The eight-time All-Star has now drained less than a trio of three-pointers in five of his last six games overall. Irving is shooting just 25.0% from long range during that span and now faces an Atlanta defense that ranks eighth in opponent three-point shooting percentage at home (34.0%). The Hawks allow only 11.5 made threes per game at State Farm Arena (No. 9 in NBA) and are the rested team in this matchup. Look for their perimeter defenders to frustrate Irving.

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.