Following a two-game streak that tied the series, the Mavs surprised the Staples Center once again after taking the series lead in Game 5. The game ended with a score of 105-100, giving the Mavs advantage as they head back to Dallas for Game 6. It was a tight game up until the third quarter when the Mavs started to pull away, outsourcing the Clippers 33 points to 21.
However, the Mavs faced a shooting spell in the fourth quarter, scoring only 16 points as opposed to the Clippers’ 25. Nevertheless, their efforts early on were enough to maintain the lead and take the game away from their opponents.
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Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 6 Information
- When: Friday, June 4, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 570 AM (Clippers) // 103.3 FM ESPN (Mavericks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Clippers (-2.5) // O/U 216.0
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
Tyronn Lue was able to get some more breathing room after putting back Reggie Jackson into the starting lineup. The guard did well in Game 4 of the series. Although the Clippers lost Game 5, Jackson’s performance proved useful to the team after he scored 20 points, three assists, and two rebounds in 29 minutes. But, the team’s offensive driving force lies in the hands of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Paul George’s performance in the last three games has helped the Clippers come back from a two-game deficit. The forward scored more than 20 points in his last three outings for the Clippers and currently leads his team in rebounds since the series started at 8.8 per game.
Meanwhile, Kawhi leads the scoring for his team in this series, putting up an average of 30.4 points per game. He had a quiet Game 5 for the Clippers, recording only 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists in 42 minutes. These are rookie numbers compared to what he produced in the regular season, and he has to step up if he wants to avoid elimination in the first round.
Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?
The Mavs’ success in the series has Luka Doncic as its focal point. The 22-year-old has been the best player for his team since the start of the first round, scoring an average of 35 points per game and dishing out 9.4 assists per game. Furthermore, Doncic tops his team in rebounds at an average of 8 per game. After a poor Game 4, the guard bounced back in Game 5 and recorded one of his best performances of the playoffs, scoring 42 points, 14 assists, and eight rebounds.
Luka Doncic’s presence on the offensive end single-handedly kept the Mavs competitive in the series. However, he does receive help from his teammates which takes some of the load off. Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to do a great job at supporting the backcourt. He is proactive on both offensive and defensive sides, making him an invaluable asset to the Mavs.
Hardaway scored 20 points, two assists, and seven rebounds in Game 5. If Kristaps Porzingis can get out of his scoring slump, the Mavs can put more strain on the Clippers’ defense and bag Game 6 to secure a spot at the next round.
Clippers vs. Mavericks Betting Trends
- The Clippers are 3-2 in their last five away games.
- The Clippers are 3-2 against the spread in their last five away games.
- The totals have gone under in 6 of the Clippers’ last 10 games.
- The Mavericks are 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
- The Mavericks are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone over 7 times in the Mavs’ last 10 games.
Clippers vs. Mavericks Expert Betting Prediction
The last game’s results mean crunch time for the Clippers. Although the Mavs depend on Doncic’s fitness level, there are no signs of him slowing down anytime soon. They have a great chance at closing the series if he goes all out.
With home court advantage, the Mavs get the slight advantage in Game 6. On the other hand, a desperate Clippers team can be quite intimidating and tough to overcome. Covering the spread remains a 50-50 between the teams. Nonetheless, we expect high-intensity basketball in this Clippers vs. Mavs game.
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