Best Bets: BasketballNews' picks and fantasy advice for 4/21/22

Best Bets: BasketballNews' picks and fantasy advice for 4/21/22

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Without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite NBA spread bets for the night portion of Thursday's postseason slate.

Utah Jazz (-7.5) vs. Dallas Mavericks

The pessimism surrounding Luka Doncic’s immediate playing time is obvious from Dallas. Reading the tea leaves, Doncic will probably be out for Game 3 due to a calf strain suffered in the Mavericks’ regular season finale. Jalen Brunson has put on a show in Doncic’s place, but this series flipping back to the raucous environment in Salt Lake City could change things up.

Donovan Mitchell is poised for a big breakout performance, plus Rudy Gobert’s defensive dominance is always a looming factor. In the end, hammer the Jazz to cover -7.5 over Dallas as a Best Bet.

Pick: Jazz -7.5

Player Props: Donovan Mitchell over 29.5 points, Jalen Brunson over 24.5 points, Rudy Gobert over 15.5 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie over 6.5 assists

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors (-2.5)

Similar to the Suns series last season, the Nuggets are simply too outmatched here. Golden State’s offense has exploded behind a new modern-ady death lineup: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green. With an absurd Offensive Rating above 200 right now, Denver doesn’t stand a chance against the Warriors

And with Devin Booker’s hamstring now playing a major factor in the Western Conference playoff storylines, Golden State might have a clearer Finals path. Behind a big game from Curry, hammer the Warriors to take the commanding 3-0 series lead.

Pick: Warriors -2.5

Player Props: Nikola Jokic over 29.5 points, Jordan Poole over 22.5 points, Aaron Gordon over 5.5 rebounds, Stephen Curry over 3.5 threes

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