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3 Best Prop Bets for Jazz vs Mavericks NBA Playoffs Game 2 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Three best Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks prop bets for NBA Playoffs game on Monday, April 18, 2022.
Three best Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks prop bets for NBA Playoffs game on Monday, April 18, 2022. / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Monday's NBA slate of 2021-22 playoff games includes a showdown between the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Jazz as the 5-point road favorites over the Mavericks.

Here are the three of the best prop bets for the Jazz-Mavericks game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Jazz vs Mavericks Player Props

1. Donovan Mitchell - Points: Over 27.5 (-116)

Donovan Mitchell opened the series with a 31-point performance in Utah's Game 1 victory. His field-goal percentage wasn't the best (.345), but his 29 attempted FGs show that the Jazz aren't afraid to give him the ball. That's a strategy that could certainly help him hit the over on this prop tonight. Additionally, Mitchell has averaged 28.1 points in his last 13 games, hitting the over eight times over that stretch. With the Jazz looking to put the Mavericks in a 2-0 series hole, expect Mitchell to make his presence felt on the scoreboard again.

2. Rudy Gobert - Rebounds: Over 15.5 (+106)

Recording at least 16 rebounds might be tough for some, but it's another day in the office for Rudy Gobert. The Jazz center has accomplished the feat six times in his past nine outings, including a 17-rebound effort against the Mavericks in Game 1. Utah also significantly out-rebounded Dallas, 53-34, as a team. It's clear that the Mavericks don't have an interior presence to stop Gobert, which is why he'll likely have a field day collecting rebounds once again on Monday.

3. Jalen Brunson - Assists: Under 5.5 (-118)

Although he averaged a career-high 4.8 assists per game this season, Jalen Brunson's assist totals have dropped lately. He's averaged only 2.8 helpers in his last 17 games, suggesting that the latter on this prop could be the likelier outcome. If that wasn't convincing on its own, Brunson has also finished with five or fewer assists in all but one of those 17 outings and hasn't finished with the over since March 30. His focus is also more directed to scoring during Luka Doncic's absence, which is just another reason for bettors to side with the under.

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