Dallas Mavericks Vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Playoffs Betting Odds & Pick (05/22/2021)
Best NBA betting sites favor the Los Angeles Clippers by five points over the Dallas Mavericks on May 22, 2021, 4:30 PM ET at the Staples Center.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Clippers||-5 (-110)||219 (-110)||-210|
Betting Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs are underdogs at betting sites. The Mavericks are returning to the playoffs for the second straight season. Once there, they will meet a familiar opponent in the Los Angeles Clippers. The two squads met in the first round of the playoffs last season.
It was an exciting six-game series in the NBA Bubble. The Clippers won. The Mavericks would like to turn the tables this year, but it won’t be easy. Dallas is the dog even with up-and-coming superstar Luka Doncic.
It’s going to take much more than Doncic to manage the upset. Sadly, the Mavericks look to be going into the postseason with many questions about their general health.
According to betting sites, the total has gone O in five of Dallas’ last five games. Dallas is 12-4 SU in their last 16 games. Mavericks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against the Clippers. Dallas is 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against the Clippers.
The total has gone O in six of Dallas’ last six games on the road. Dallas is 4-14 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against the Clippers. The total has gone O in five of Dallas’ last six games this season. Dallas is 2-4 ATS in their last six games against an opponent in the Western Conference. Dallas is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
Betting Los Angeles Clippers
The Clips are favored at betting sites. Kawhi Leonard is “confident in this unit.” He says the Clippers’ success will boil down to how mentally strong they are. As the fourth-seeded Clippers get ready to play the Dallas Mavericks in the first round for the second consecutive season.
Leonard emphasized the importance of his team’s mental sharpness and motivation to do anything it takes to win. “It’s just about between the ears now,” Leonard said. “How much are we willing to sacrifice to get a win? How much of our mind and body are we going to put into this playoffs? That’s where I’m at. I am confident in this unit.”
The Clippers replaced head coach Doc Rivers with Ty Lue. They revamped the rest of the coaching staff. Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green left in free agency. The team added veterans Serge Ibaka and Nic Batum. They also traded Lou Williams for Rajon Rondo at the trade deadline.
The Clippers are 3-8 ATS in their past 11 games. The total has gone U in 12 of the Clippers’ last 16 games. The Clippers are 13-7 SU in their past 20 games. The total has gone U in four of the Clippers’ last five games against Dallas.
The total has gone U in five of the Clippers’ last six games at home. The Clippers are 14-4 SU in their past 18 games when playing at home against Dallas. The total has gone U in seven of the Clippers’ last 10 games this season.
The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against an opponent in the Western Conference. Los Angeles are 5-2 SU in their last seven games against an opponent in the Southwest Division. The Clippers are 3-8 ATS in their past 11 games played in May.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Pick
The Clippers will win and cover the spread.