NBA Playoffs – May 20th, 2022

NBA Playoffs

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Not a good night last night losing both my NBA & NHL picks but you have to stay the course and trust in the process. NBA Playoffs picks are now 19-15.

NBA Playoffs: Mavericks (+6.5) @ Warriors $

The Mavericks had a bad game 1 where Doncic struggled with the pressure the Warriors showed him. But the real story to that game was the 11-48 Dallas had from behind the arc. That is about a 20-point regression from the norm in just one game. I do not see the same thing happening two games in a row.

Jason Kidd will make adjustments that should relieve some of the pressure on Doncic in game two. In retrospect, Dallas may have experienced a bit of a letdown in game one after their huge game seven victory in Phoenix. Perhaps waiting until game two would have been the correct play for backing the Mavericks. The line has moved up one point to +6.5 for this matchup so this may be a better opportunity than game one.

I still see this series going at least six games so I cannot back down from my series pick yet.


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