Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 22, 2021

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The Los Angeles Clippers (47-25, 0-0) are 5.5-point favorites heading into Game 1 of the against the Dallas Mavericks (42-30, 0-0) at Staples Center on Saturday, starting at 4:30 PM ET on ESPN. The series is tied . The matchup's over/under is 218.5.

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Clippers vs Mavericks Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Clippers-5.5-110-110218.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles' games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday's matchup over/under (218.5 points) in 42 out of 72 opportunities (58.3% of matchups).
  • In 59.7% of Dallas' games this season (43 of 72), the total points scored was more than Saturday's 218.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the contest of 218.5 is 7.9 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Clippers (114 points per game) and the Mavericks (112.4 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 218 points per game, 0.5 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Clippers games is 221.8 points, 3.3 more than the over/under of 218.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 4.1 points fewer than the average over/under in Mavericks' games this season (222.6 points).

Clippers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has a winning record against the spread this year, going 39-31 ATS.
  • The Clippers have fared well as a 5.5-point favorite, going 21-17 against the spread when favored by at least 5.5 points.
  • Los Angeles typically hits the over, topping the point total in 38 of 70 games (54.3%).

Clippers Key Players

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

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Clippers Last 10 Games

Clippers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalClippers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Thunder117-112 OKCYesAway-6.5228.5-400310Regular SeasonNoOver
5/14/2021Rockets122-115 HOUNoAway+2.5254.5120-145Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/13/2021Hornets113-90 LACYesAway-4.5205.5-275225Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Raptors115-96 LACYesAway-18.5210.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/9/2021Knicks106-100 NYNoHome+2.5209.5140-165Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-65-55-5-0215108.6106.4+134.7%

Clippers Injuries

Clippers:DeMarcus Cousins: Day To Day (Foot),Amir Coffey: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

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Mavericks Betting Data

  • Dallas has a losing record against the spread, going 32-34-1 ATS (covering only 47.8% of the time).
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Mavericks have not fared well, going 10-12-1 against the spread.
  • Dallas has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 47.8% of matchups this year (32 out of 67 opportunities).

Mavericks Key Players

  • Luka Doncic racks up 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 grabs 8.9 rebounds per game (he also scores 20.1 points per game and adds 1.6 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Dallas rebounding leaderboard.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. knocks down 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Mavericks.
  • Dallas' leader in steals is Josh Richardson with 1.0 per game, and its leader in blocks is Porzingis with 1.3 per game.

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Mavericks Last 10 Games

Mavericks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalMavericks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Timberwolves136-121 MINNoAway+11.5256.5575-900Regular SeasonNoOver
5/14/2021Raptors114-110 DALYesHome-7.5231.5-20001000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/12/2021Pelicans125-107 DALYesHome-8.5236.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Grizzlies133-104 MEMYesAway-6.5241.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/9/2021Cavaliers124-97 DALYesAway-14.5223.5-1600850Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-63-7-0229.2116.2113-0.436.4%

Mavericks Injuries

Mavericks:JJ Redick: Out (Heel),Maxi Kleber: Day To Day (Achilles)

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