Tips for betting on the NBA Western Conference Finals — Warriors-Mavericks, Game 1

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Here are some things you should know about Game 1.

Interior design:The Warriors are the most perimeter-oriented team in the league. The Mavs will try to limit 3-point damage during this series. 68.3% Andrew WigginsThe majority of Wiggins' postseason field goals have been inside the arc. It's possible that he'll coast to more than his projected scoring total tonight if he takes 13-to-16 shots.

Cooking from the depths: Stephen CurryThis series could be driven by's success beyond the arc. His 3-point pro from beyond stands at 3.5 across most of the books, a rate he has surpassed in two games. For Dallas, Reggie BullockHe has been able to shoot from deep this postseason. His last two games have seen him make 15 3-pointers, making his 2.5-point goal seem achievable.

— Jim McCormick & Kyle Soppe

Game 1: Breaking down

Tips for betting on the NBA Western Conference Finals -- Warriors-Mavericks, Game 1Tips for betting on the NBA Western Conference Finals -- Warriors-Mavericks, Game 1Dallas Mavericksat Golden State Warriors
9:00 p.m ET, Chase Center, San Francisco

Moneyline: Warriors (-225), Mavericks (+185)
Total: 214.5 points
BPI Projected Total:222.2 points
BPI Win% Warriors (57.7%).

Exclusion: Gary Payton II (elbow)
Notice: BPI numbers take into account players who have been ruled out, but assume that questionable players will still play.

Notable: Although the Warriors won their first three postseason games, they are now just 2-6 against the spread in their eight remaining games.

The best bet is: Luka DoncicMore than 33.5 points Doncic averaged 31.5 points per game and 23.4 points per game during the postseason. He scored 126 in four games against Golden State, which is the fourth most points in a single year since Steve Kerr was appointed Warriors' head coach. Moody

The best bet is: Stephen Curry More than 3.5 3-pointers. Curry's postseason shooting percentage of 35.9% has been poor. Curry still averages 10.6 3-pointers per contest. Curry should be back to his best in the Western Conference finals. Curry has shot 42.5% from beyond his arc in 27 career Conference finals matches, averaging 4.9 3PM and 11.3 3PA. Moody

The best bet is: Klay Thompson More than 21.5 points Thompson put in a great performance against the Grizzlies in Game 6. Tonight, Thompson has a great chance of repeating that performance. He averaged 19.6 PPG during the Western Conference finals. He will surpass that mark for Game 1. Moody

Best bet is over 214.5 points They played four games in the regular season. There were two high scoring games (average 231.5 combined point totals) and two low-scoring ones (average 194.5 combined point totals). In the postseason, the Warriors have been a dominant offensive team at home scoring an average of 116.2 PPG and three games with 123 or more points. In the final section of their series, the Mavericks were on fire against a strong Suns defense. They scored between 111 to 123 points in three of their four previous games. — André Snellings

The Warriors' postseason record for lowest points total is 214.5. While the Mavericks were slow-paced in the 11 contests mentioned, Dallas' home defense is far better than it is on the road. The Mavericks' defensive rating is second when they play at home (102.4), but it is only 12th when they play on the road. This game will score more than anticipated. — Joe Fortenbaugh

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