At the onset of the playoffs, Dallas was a decided dog to the Clippers. Dallas showed little in the way of defense. And seemed far too dependent upon Luka Doncic. By any evaluation, the Clippers are the deeper team. L.A. brings one of the most impressive trios in the postseason. Namely, Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams, and Paul George draw handle. More emphatically the Clippers were a top NBA betting favorite after the Lakers. Doncic has flipped the script with a breakout performance. He wasn’t well known for entering this series. Now gamblers and fans have taken full notice.
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks – Game 6
|Date and Time:||Thursday, August 27, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Advent Health Arena, Orlando, Florida|
|Clippers vs. Mavericks SBG Odds:||ESPN|
Clippers vs. Mavericks SBG Odds Overview
Dallas and Doncic have emerged as a viable sportsbook alternative. In spite of the Clippers’ public appeal, the Mavericks have made converts. When Doncic scored 43 points in a game four win that flipped the script. LA will still draw most of the action. However, the Clippers may not be as expensive. Splitting the first four games changes perceptions for both sides. Of great concern was how the Clippers laid the wood in a 154-11 game five win. That gives gamblers a serious cause for pause. Dallas must-win game six or go home.
LA Clippers Team Overview
Certainly, game five showed the Clippers capability. As well as the Mavericks defensive weaknesses. LA had a 22-12 three-point field goal advantage. Rebounds were a 54-42 Clippers advantage. Most important of all the Clippers held Luka Doncic to 22 points.
Key LA Clippers: SF Kawhi Leonard 32.8 PTS, 9.4 REB, 4.8 AST, 52.3 FG%, 30.0 3P%, 84.3 FT%, SG Paul George 19.2 PTS, 6.4 REB, 3.4 AST, 36.8 FG%, 27.3 3P%, 100.0 FT%, SG Lou Williams 18.2 PTS, 3.6 REB, 4.8 AST, 56.9 FG%, 40.0 3P%, 81.0 FT%
Dallas Mavericks Team Overview
Specifically, the defense was the Maverick’s weakness all season. LA exploited that in the game five blowouts. While Doncic seemed worn down having to carry so much of the load. It has been a great run for the Mavericks and their emerging superstar.
Key Dallas Mavericks: SG Luka Doncic 29.6 PTS, 10.0 REB, 8.6 AST, 49.0 FG%, 34.3 3P%, 67.9 FT%, PF Kristaps Porzingis 23.7 PTS, 8.7 REB, 0.7 AST, 52.5 FG%, 52.9 3P%, 87.0 FT%
LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks Against the Spread
The Clippers are:
- 12-6 against the spread as chalk
- 7-2 over the total when favored
- 5-2 vs. The line when favored over the Mavericks
- 6-2 over the total as chalk to Dallas
The Mavericks are:
- 5-8 vs. The spread in their last 13 games as dogs
- 8-2 over the total when getting points
- 3-7 on the board in their last 10 overall games with the Clippers
- 6-4-1 over the total head to head with the LA
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA SBG Best Bet
In particular, the Clippers should have improved the NBA betting value. Cause by more of the public respecting the Mavericks. Presently, this makes LA a better play than earlier. Concurrently the Clippers core of three gives them a decided advantage. Dallas lacks that depth.
Clippers vs. Mavericks SBG Best Bet: LA Clippers