This season we’re also going to be looking at betting lines on Dallas games if they look interesting. Let’s jump right into things!
Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks (-3.5)
This is a meaningless preseason game for everyone except Dallas fans. We want blood and retribution for how our past two postseasons have ended. No further analysis is needed.
There’s a small chance Luka and company feel the same way and will treat the game with a modicum of urgency in order to send a message to the Clippers. Expect Luka to stare down the opposing bench with every made shot. Lastly, if Maxi Kleber doesn’t attempt to posterize someone in retaliation for last year’s playoffs, he should be relegated to the Texas Legends expeditiously.
THE PICK- Mavericks - 3.5
Over/Under – 215.5
The case for the over - The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Welp, throw us in a straight jacket and ship us to Arkham Asylum. We refuse to be cowards and are once again taking the over. Let’s hope Luka and company decide to run up the score and become the first team to score 200 points in a preseason game.
The case for the under - None.
THE PICK - Over 215.5 points.
DFS Value of the Night - Let Carlik Jones cook! The young guard showed the ability to attack the rim and finish. If Jason Kidd decides to rest the starters, Jones could see some extended minutes tonight. At a mere $4,200, Jones could pay off in a big way tonight. The MMB bump is real. After being priced at $4,800 for the first game, Jalen Brunson is now $5,600 for tonight. He can still return a good return on investment but he is no longer comically undervalued. Moses Brown might worth a look. He started the game at center and was still on the court during garbage time. Kidd and the coaching staff want to properly evaluate what they have with Brown and that could provide him with an increase in opportunities. At $5,000, you could do a whole lot worse for that price.