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2021 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 1
(1-2) LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks (2-1)
Date: Sunday, May 30th
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers -115 | Mavericks +123
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 221
The LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks will be the nighttime feature of the four-game slate on tap for Sunday, May 30th.
After winning both games in LA the Mavericks weren’t able to take a commanding 3-0 series lead losing 118-108 to the Clippers.
Although history is on the side of Dallas, this Clippers squad is loaded with superstars and talent so if any team is going to roar back it could be them.
Kawhi Leonard demonstrated why he’s been a two-time Finals MVP in a match where he was close to perfect shooting 13 of 17 from the field.
That included three 3-pointers (3 of 5) and going 7 of 7 from the line. Leonard added eight rebounds, three assists, a steal, and two blocks.
The quiet superstar can draw upon recent history when the Raptors trailed the Bucks 0-2 and came back to win four games in a row.
Paul George also produced his best and most efficient effort of the series with 29 points on 11 of 18 from the field adding seven rebounds and four assists.
Ty Lue replaced Patrick Beverley in the starting lineup with Reggie Jackson who delivered 16 points while Marcus Morris Sr. had his most effective and efficient game of the series with 15 points on 6 of 9 from the field.
Serge Ibaka was out with back spasms and is questionable for Sunday.
Through three games Luka Doncic has shown why he’s considered one of the top five players in the NBA. He delivered a triple-double in Game 1 and followed it up with 39 points in Game 2.
Yet the youngster’s best effort came in Game 3 with 44 points on 15 of 28 from the field including seven 3-pointers, nine rebounds, and nine assists.
Unfortunately, several of the players who feasted in LA had off shooting nights with Tim Hardaway Jr. staying hot from deep (4 of 4) but only collecting 12 points on 4 of 14. Dorian Finney-Smith was also off scoring just six points (3 of 10).
Yet, the concern has to be the production – – or lack thereof from Kristaps Porzingis who collected only nine points (3 of 10) and was repeatedly a target of the Clippers’ offense.
Maxi Kleber and Jalen Bruson both chipped in 14 points.
JJ Redick (right Achilles injury) is out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings.
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The over/under is 5-5 in the last 10 contests between the clubs.
Free LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
As with every series, the between game adjustments will play a major factor and with Rick Carlisle and Ty Lue in charge, their game plans and/or substitutions will become a factor.
The thing I can’t shake is if Finney-Smith or Porzingis produce games even remotely close to their potential Game 3 still could’ve gone the way of Dallas.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks +2.5
If LA wins it feels like the impact would be larger than just evening up the series. That said, Doncic is not about to let this opportunity slide and he’ll do whatever ever is necessary be it scoring, rebounding, or hooking up his teammates.
Watch for a quick hook on Porzingis if he doesn’t offer anything offensively and keeps being a sieve defensively. Carlisle can turn to Dwight Powell for his defensive prowess and rebounding if need be.
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