3 Best Prop Bets for Mavericks vs Heat NBA Game on April 1 (Miami Slows Down Luka Doncic)

Best Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat prop bets for NBA game on Saturday, April 1, 2023.
Best Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat prop bets for NBA game on Saturday, April 1, 2023. / AP Photos/LM Otero

Saturday's two-game NBA slate includes a showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. FanDuel Sportsbook's odds have this game as a virtual pick 'em, with just a 1-point spread separating the sides.

Here's three of the best prop bets for the Mavericks-Heat game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Mavericks vs Heat Player Props

1. Luka Doncic — Points: Under 29.5 (-108)

As the 2022-23 season continues, Luka Doncic continues proving why he's one of the best in the NBA today. He's averaging 31.1 points over his previous 14 games and while he dropped a 34-point effort in his last outing against the Heat, I see him finishing short of tonight's projected total. For starters, Doncic has finished with fewer than 29.5 points in each of his last two outings, as well as in six of his last eight road games. Furthermore, he's never finished with the over at Miami-Dade Arena, averaging just 21.5 points in four previous trips. Doncic will still be effective, however, it won't be with a 30-plus-point effort.

2. Gabe Vincent — Threes Made: Over 1.5 (+100)

When the Heat need offense on the perimeter, Gabe Vincent has stepped up to the challenge in recent weeks. The 26-year-old has been money from the three-point line, averaging 2.0 threes on 47.1% shooting over his last eight games. He's finished with the over on this prop five times over that stretch, including when he went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in his latest outing. With Kyle Lowry (knee) questionable for tonight's contest, Vincent should continue seeing an expanded role that'll give him enough volume to finish with the over. It also helps that the Mavericks have allowed opponents to shoot 39.8% from the three-point line over their last three games.

3. Kyrie Irving — Assists: Over 5.5 (+118)

Kyrie Irving has done a respectable job playmaking since joining the Mavericks. Over the last 15 games, the eight-time NBA All-Star is averaging 5.7 assists, finishing with more than 5.5 in 10 of those contests. Fortunately, the Heat's defense hasn't been as effective in that area, allowing an average of 28.0 assists over their last three games — tied for ninth-most in the Association over that stretch. Considering how Irving has finished with six-plus assists in three of his last four meetings with Miami, expect another productive playmaking performance.

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