The LA Clippers accomplished a remarkable comeback to tie the series 2-2 in Game 4 of their NBA playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks. They were able to snatch 2 wins on the road after losing their first 2 in front of their home crowd.
This time around, they return to the Staples Center in high spirits as they come off 2-straight wins to level the series and have a chance at taking the lead. For the Dallas Mavericks, this means that they can’t leave any room for error now that the Clippers have momentum.
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Mavericks vs. Clippers Game 5 Information
- When: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN (Mavericks) / 570 AM (Clippers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -323 / OU: 217.0
Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?
The Dallas Mavericks will try to recover from poor performance in the last two games. This means Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. both have to improve their numbers when they head back to the STAPLES Center. In their last game, Porzingis had 18 points and 5 rebounds, while Hardaway Jr. scored a measly output of 4 points to go with a rebound and an assist.
The Clippers have a huge advantage over the Mavs in rebounds, with the former holding a 42.5 average while the latter only has a 37.5 average in the entire series. This alone is something that the Mavs have to address if they want to stay competitive in Game 5. Nonetheless, they proved that they can beat the Clippers on the road, and playing under more pressure might just work to their liking.
Luka Doncic is the man to watch for the Mavs. Although it was a quiet night for the star in Game 4 with only 19 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds to his name, we anticipate that he will continue to take charge and lead the scoring on Wednesday night. Doncic is dealing with a neck injury that’s slowing him down, but expect him on the floor Wednesday night.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
Like a diesel engine, the Clippers started slowly in the first 2 games but eventually recovered in games 3 and 4. Now that they tied the series, the Clippers are in a more comfortable position. Kawhi Leonard led the scoring for his team in the last game, writing down 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Right behind him is Paul George, who recorded 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists in 35 minutes of play. Despite not doing well from the 3-point line early on, the LA Clippers are now 36.5% from beyond the arc in this series. They make up for this deficit by shooting better from the field at 50.8% compared to the Mavs’ 46.5%.
We’ve seen Leonard at his best once again in Game 4 and was on point with his shooting. He was productive throughout the four quarters and on both ends of the court, which fortified his team’s lead throughout the game. The guard currently records a 33-point per game average in the series, right behind Doncic who has 33.3. But, he does lead the series stats in rebounds with 8.5 per game, while Doncic has 8 rebounds per game average. He has been an influential player and we anticipate that his services will be significant on Wednesday night.
Mavericks vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Mavericks are 3-2 in the last 5 away games.
- The Mavericks 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 away games.
- The totals have gone over in 7 of the Mavs’ last 10 games.
- The Clippers are 2-3 in their last 5 home games.
- The Clippers are 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
- The totals have gone under in 6 of the Clippers’ last 10 games.
Mavericks vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
Now that the Clippers have sprung to life, we expect a more intense Game 5 between the two teams. They are now in the position to take the lead and take advantage of a Mavs team struggling offensively. Thanks to Kawhi Leonard, they now have the upper hand as they play another home game and come in as favorites. However, after the Mavs proved that they can win games with the pressure of playing the away team, we cannot discount their ability to grab another one or cover the spread at the very least. Ultimately, Mavs vs. Clippers game is a must-watch for basketball and betting fans alike.
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