Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers (Game 5) Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks, Point Spread

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers

  • The Dallas Mavericks struggled with their shooting in Game 4.
  • The LA Clippers finally found some good production from their bench pieces.
  • The home team is yet to win a match in this series.

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Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Dallas Mavericks +7 (-110)
O 217 (-115)
LA Clippers -7 (-110)
U 217 (-105)

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Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Predictions and Picks

Our Pick
The LA Clippers seemed to find a handle on the Dallas Mavericks’ offence in their last game. Entering Game 5 at home, the advantage is lies with the Clippers.
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Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Information
Teams Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers
Location STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
Time 10:00 PM EST, June 2, 2021
How to Watch TNT

Head-to-Head: Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers

Dallas Mavericks Head-to-Head LA Clippers
Rick Carlisle Head Coach Tyronn Lue
42-30 (5th in West) Standing 47-25 (4th in West)
L-L-W-W Form W-W-L-L
115.4 (9th of 30) Off Rtg 117.6 (4th of 30)
113.0 (20th of 30) Def Rtg 111.2 (8th of 30)
97.3 (24th of 30) Pace 96.9 (28th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

L. Doncic (27.7) PPG K. Leonard (24.8)
K. Porzingis (8.9) RPG I. Zubac (7.2)
L. Doncic (8.6) APG R. Rondo (5.8)
L. Doncic, J. Richardson (1.0) SPG K. Leonard (1.6)
K. Porzingis (1.3) BPG S. Ibaka (1.1)
W. Cauley-Stein (.632)/L. Doncic (9.8) FG%/FGM I. Zubac (.652)/K. Leonard (8.9)
M. Kleber (.410)/T. Hardaway Jr (3.0) 3P%/3PM M. Morris (.473)/P. George (3.2)

DAL: Score As A Unit

The Dallas Mavericks saw their 2-0 lead in the series disappear, as they are once again level with the Clippers after their last loss. The Mavericks’ struggles stem from struggles to convert off of each other’s playmaking.

In Game 4 the Mavericks had 15 assists to their 31 field goals and converted on just five of their 30 three-point attempts.

Doncic is the focal point, but the Mavericks need to be able to swing the ball and convert on opportunities when he isn’t in scoring position. They had just three double-digit scorers in their last game, each with less than 20 points each. That won’t be enough in Game 5, to say the least.

Mavericks Key Player: (C) Boban Marjanovic

The Dallas Mavericks struggled in their last game against the LA Clippers, giving up 106 points on 48.1% shooting.

The lone bright spot for the Mavericks was Marjanovic off the bench. The Serbian big man scored 12 points and collected six rebounds on five of nine shooting from the field.

Marjanovic’s success is likely a sign that the Mavericks need to start finding easier shots if they want to take control of this series again.

LAC: Limit the Mavericks from the Perimeter

The LA Clippers struggled in their first two games against the Mavericks due to their inability to contain their opponents from three.

In Game 4 of their first-round series the Clippers held the Mavericks to 16.7% shooting from three-point range. LA did a great job chasing shooters and switching as well, limiting the Mavericks to just 15 assists.

When they are locked in defensively, the LA Clippers are one of the toughest teams to match up with. So long as they maintain their defensive effort, the Clippers can take Game 5.

Clippers Key Player: (F) Marcus Morris

Veteran forward Marcus Morris may not be taking a high volume of shots, but he’s doing the dirty work that wasn’t done in their first two games.

In his last game Morris posted nine points, eight rebounds, and two assists in almost 30 minutes of play. He was also solid on the defensive side of the ball when needed.

Efficiency is what is important for Morris coming into this match. He won’t get a lot of shots, but he’ll need to convert when called upon by his superiors in Leonard and George.

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