Mims' Thursday NBA on TNT Picks: Sixers vs Mavericks, Clippers vs Warriors, plus Luka, Klay, Kawhi prop bets
The NBA on TNT tonight has two marquee games. The first is the Philadelphia Sixers against the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are favored by 3.5 and the total is 227.5. The money line is Sixers +140 and Dallas -165.
Sixers have won six of their last ten games. Dallas has won 4 of their last ten games. The Mavericks are 20-12 at home. The Sixers are 16-11 on the road.
The Prop bets: Luka Doncic over 31.5 points. The price is a -105. Doncic has exceeded 20 shot attempts in 4 of his last 6 games. He goes over.
The Selection: The Sixers played last night and beat the Miami Heat 119-96. This was without Joel Embiid. I would not expect that same energy tonight if Embiid does not go, the Mavericks are the play. The Mavs did not play last night. Grab them minus the 3.5. If Embiid goes then go with the total and take the over.
The Los Angeles Clippers play the Golden State Warriors in the nightcap. The Clipper are favored by 3.5 and the total is 232. The money line is the Warriors +140. The Clippers are -165.
The Clippers have won 4 of their last ten games. The Warriors are 6-4 over the last ten. The Warriors are 25-7 at home while the Clippers are 18-16 on the road.
The Prop Bets: Klay Thompson over 25.5 points. Thompson has scored 23 or more in 4 of his last 6 games. The price is -110. Take him over. Kawhi Leonard over 25.5 points. The price is -105. The value is in the price. Take him over.
The Selection: The Warriors getting points at home is a rarity. The Clippers are slightly above 500 on the road. The Warriors find a way and win the game outright! Grab the 3.5 for insurance.
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