The Golden State Warriors looked every bit ready to go against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1. Stephen Curry & company cruised to a 112-87 win to grab a crucial 1-0 series lead. It's time to see if superstar Luka Doncic can step up and guide his squad to a victory before heading to Dallas.
The Warriors will look to defend home court once again and enter Game 2 as 6-point favorites at the Chase Center, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Bettors can get in on the action in a variety of ways, though, so here's a look at three of the best player props to target on Friday night.
Mavericks vs Warriors Player Props Game 2
1. Kevon Looney - Rebounds: Under 7.5 (-104)
A marvelous 22-rebound Game 6 performance against the Memphis Grizzlies has caused Kevon Looney's rebound prop to inflate all the way up to 7.5. The veteran big man came back down to earth in Game 1 against Dallas when he posted 5 rebounds in 28 minutes. Looney has now finished with less than 8 rebounds in 10 of his 12 playoff games this postseason. He also logged 8 or more rebounds in just 31 of his 82 regular season games played. Grabbing this prop bet at nearly even odds seems like a steal for a player that hardly plays more than 25 minutes a night.
2. Reggie Bullock - Made Threes: Over 2.5 (+112)
The Warriors put on a defensive clinic on Wednesday night, but one guy they couldn't seem to keep from getting open was Reggie Bullock. The 31-year-old knocked down 3 of his 10 three-point attempts and constantly found room outside the perimeter. Bullock has now cashed the over on this prop bet in nine of his 14 playoff games this postseason and has proven that he isn't afraid to keep chucking up shots. It also wouldn't be surprising to see Doncic lean on his teammates more after shooting only 6-for-20 from the field in Game 1, so back Bullock to have another solid game.
3. Klay Thompson - Points: Under 20.5 (-104)
This number is just too high given the role Klay Thompson plays on offense right now. He is being used as a spot-up shooter as well as secondary ball-handler, which is leading to less shot attempts. Thompson has failed to score 21 or more points in six of his last eight games overall. He has also been held under 21 points in each of his last six games against Dallas, dating back to 2018. Keep in mind the Mavericks tied for the second-lowest three-point shooting percentage allowed on the season (34.0%). That obviously limits Thompson's upside and makes backing the under a smart bet.
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.