Total: 214.00 | -105.00 Over
Game 1 went UNDER th eposted number of 216, but we're expecting Dallas to push the pace here as it looks to avoid the 0-2 series opening hole.
Being successful in the playoffs, both for the teams actually playing the games, and for bettors as well, requires making adjustments from contest to contest.
Note that Dallas has seen the total go OVER the number in eight of its last ten in trying to revenge a road loss against an opponent in which it was held to 90 or fewer points in.
Golden State has to push the pace in transition and stretch this Dallas defense once again. That's the game plan and blue print to beat these defensive-minded Mavericks.
With the home side pushing the pace, and the visitors forced to match, we can expect this total to fly OVER the number sooner, rather than later.
The play is the OVER.
Good luck, NP