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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Clippers -5.5 -110 -110 218.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Clippers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/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
5/11/2021 Raptors 115-96 LAC Yes Away -18.5 210.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Over
5/9/2021 Knicks 106-100 NY No Home +2.5 209.5 140 -165 Regular Season No Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 5-5 5-5-0 215 108.6 106.4 +1 34.7%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Mavericks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/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
5/11/2021 Grizzlies 133-104 MEM Yes Away -6.5 241.5 - - Regular Season No Under
5/9/2021 Cavaliers 124-97 DAL Yes Away -14.5 223.5 -1600 850 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 4-6 3-7-0 229.2 116.2 113 -0.4 36.4%

Mavericks Injuries

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

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