Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 28, 2021

The Los Angeles Clippers (47-25, 0-2) are 2-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks (42-30, 2-0) at American Airlines Center on Friday, starting at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN. The Mavericks lead the series 2-0. The point total is set at 219.5 for the matchup.

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Clippers vs Mavericks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Clippers -2 -110 -110 219.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles’ games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup total (219.5 points) in 42 out of 74 opportunities (56.8% of matchups).
  • In Dallas’ games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday’s matchup over/under in 41 out of 74 matchups (55.4%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 226.6 points per game, 7.1 points more than the over/under of 219.5 for this contest.
  • The 218.4 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 1.1 fewer than the 219.5 total in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Clippers games is 222.1 points, 2.6 more than the over/under of 219.5 points for this contest.
  • Mavericks’ games have a total points bet of 222.9 points this season, 3.4 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Clippers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles covered the spread more often than not this season, going 40-32 against the spread.
  • The Clippers have fared well as a 2-point favorite, going 29-21 against the spread when favored by at least 2 points.
  • Los Angeles has hit the over the majority of the time, in 39 of 72 games (54.2%).

Clippers Key Players

  • The Clippers scoring leader is Kawhi Leonard, who averages 24.8 points per game.
  • Ivica Zubac paces Los Angeles with 7.2 rebounds a game and Paul George leads the team with 5.2 assists per outing.
  • The Clippers are led by George from long distance. He hits 3.2 shots from deep per game.
  • Los Angeles’ steals leader is Leonard, who grabs 1.6 per game. Serge Ibaka leads the team averaging 1.1 blocks a game.

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Clippers Last 10 Games

Clippers Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Clippers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/25/2021 Mavericks 127-121 DAL No Home +6.5 245.5 333 -450 Playoffs Yes Over
5/22/2021 Mavericks 113-103 DAL No Home +2.5 220.5 140 -165 Playoffs No Under
5/16/2021 Thunder 117-112 OKC Yes Away -6.5 228.5 -400 310 Regular Season No Over
5/14/2021 Rockets 122-115 HOU No Away +2.5 254.5 120 -145 Regular Season No Under
5/13/2021 Hornets 113-90 LAC Yes Away -4.5 205.5 -275 225 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 5-5 5-5-0 218.1 110.6 107.5 +2.1 36.4%

Clippers Injuries

Clippers:

Serge Ibaka: Day To Day (Back)

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Mavericks Betting Data

  • Dallas has a losing record against the spread, going 33-35-1 ATS (covering just 47.8% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 2-point underdogs, the Mavericks have a record ATS of 21-18-1.
  • Dallas has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 47.8% of matchups this year (33 out of 69 chances).

Mavericks Key Players

  • Luka Doncic collects 27.7 points and tacks on 8.6 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Mavericks’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Kristaps Porzingis is at the top of the Dallas rebounding leaderboard with 8.9 rebounds per game. He also scores 20.1 points and tacks on 1.6 assists per game.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. is reliable from deep and leads the Mavericks with 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Dallas’ leader in steals is Josh Richardson (1.0 per game), and its leader in blocks is Porzingis (1.3 per game).

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Mavericks Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Mavericks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/25/2021 Clippers 127-121 DAL Yes Away -6.5 245.5 -450 333 Playoffs No Over
5/22/2021 Clippers 113-103 DAL Yes Away -2.5 220.5 -165 140 Playoffs Yes Under
5/16/2021 Timberwolves 136-121 MIN No Away +11.5 256.5 575 -900 Regular Season No Over
5/14/2021 Raptors 114-110 DAL Yes Home -7.5 231.5 -2000 1000 Regular Season No Under
5/12/2021 Pelicans 125-107 DAL Yes Home -8.5 236.5 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 5-5 3-7-0 229.7 117.8 111.9 +0.2 35.7%

Mavericks Injuries

Mavericks:

Maxi Kleber: Day To Day (Achilles),

JJ Redick: Out (Heel)

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