Kawhi Leonard has given the Clippers instant bet on NBA street cred. LA is treated as a “second team” no more. Leonard brings the resume of two NBA Finals MVP Awards. And the added credentials of being a native of LA. Dallas has its own marquee man. Namely, Luka Doncic has transformed the Mavericks into a bona fide contender. Dallas has quickly recovered from the retirement of Dirk Nowitzki. It was feared that it would take years to recover. Instead, the Mavericks have the foundation for a decade of excellence. Dallas meets the Clippers Thursday on TNT.
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks
|Date and Time:||Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||HP Field House, Orlando, Florida|
|Clippers vs. Mavericks TV Coverage:||TNT|
|Clippers vs. Mavericks SBG Odds:||Click Here|
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks SBG Odds Overview
On the whole, the Clippers are becoming quite a public team. Kawhi Leonard is hard to ignore. Second place in the Western Conference draws offshore betting attention. Dallas has not fully gained traction with the betting public. Squares don’t know them well enough. While sharps don’t like the inconsistent defense. LA will get the lion’s share of betting action.
LA Clippers Team Overview
Consider the Clippers profits from eight covers in 10 games. LA is 45-21 straight up and 37-29 against the spread. Just 29 of their games went over the total. Overall, the Clippers rank fourth for scoring and 12th for points allowed. LA covered their first two restart matchups.
Key LA Clippers: SF Kawhi Leonard 26.9 PTS, 7.3 REB, 5.0 AST, 46.8 FG%, 36.6 3P%, 88.9 FT%, SG Paul George 21.0 PTS, 5.7 REB, 3.9 AST, 43.2 FG%, 38.9 3P%, 88.2 FT%, SG Lou Williams 18.7 PTS, 3.1 REB, 5.7 AST, 41.6 FG%, 36.3 3P%, 86.3 FT%
Dallas Mavericks Team Overview
Late on the Mavericks have lost four of their last five to the odds. Dallas is 40-29 straight up and 35-31-3 vs. the board. NBA metrics have the Mavericks third for scoring but 16th for points allowed. Of major concern is two losses in their first two restart games. Dallas has gone under just 28 times.
Key Mavericks: SG Luka Doncic 28.7 PTS, 9.3 REB, 8.7 AST, 46.1 FG%, 31.8 3P%, 75.2 FT%, PF Kristaps Porzingis 19.2 PTS, 9.5 REB, 1.7 AST, 9.5 REB, 42.0, FG%, 34.9 3P%, FT%, SG Tim Hardaway Jr. 15.8 PTS, 3.1 REB, 2.0 AST, 43.7 FG%, 40.7 3P%, 80.1 FT%
LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks Against the Spread
The Clippers are:
- 6-2 on the board as a favorite
- 3-7 under the total when laying points
- 9-5-1 vs. the line as a favorite to the Mavericks
- 4-2-1 over the total in their last seven games as chalk vs. Dallas
The Mavericks are:
- 2-4-1 vs. the spread as a dog
- 4-6 under the total when getting points
- 1-4 against the line in their last five overall games with the Clippers
- 2-5-1 under the total against LA
LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks SBG Best Bet
In this situation, the Clippers bring a more complete team. As mentioned earlier LA has Bet on NBA games success with Dallas. Luka Doncic gives the Mavericks a foundation to build on. Kawhi Leonard gives LA a serious look at the title. After all, that is what Leonard was acquired for.
Clippers vs. Mavericks SBG Best Bet: LA Clippers