Mavericks vs. Clippers NBA Prediction
The Mavericks have struggled to cover the spread against the Clippers in previous meetings but are catching five points on Saturday when the two teams play at 4:30 p.m. ET in the Conference Quarterfinals. Is that enough points for Dallas to cover?
509 Dallas Mavericks (+5) at 510 Los Angeles Clippers (-5); o/u 218,5
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 22, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Dallas Mavericks DFS Notes
Luka Doncic went 6-of-13 from the floor and 4-of-5 at the stripe for 18 points in Sunday's loss to the Timberwolves. Doncic added six rebounds, six assists, two triples, two steals and four turnovers while he was out there, but he only logged 21 minutes because the Mavs had already secured the No. 5 seed, making this game largely meaningless. Kristaps Porzingis saw 26 minutes of action and finished with 18 points (6-of-10 FG, 2-of-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, four triples and one block in the loss.
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Notes
Reggie Jackson (sore left Achilles) isn't on the Clippers' injury report for Game 1 vs. Dallas on Saturday. Jackson missed one game at the end of the regular season, then played only seven minutes in a silly-season finale vs. OKC. Fortunately, his Achilles isn't a concern and the Clippers enter the playoffs with an ideal injury report - "No injuries to report."
Mavericks vs. Clippers Playoffs Prediction
The Mavericks are just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 meetings with the Clippers, are 5-11 against the number in their last 16 playoff games when listed as the underdog and are 5-12 at the betting window in their last 17 conference quarterfinals games. On the other side, the Clippers are 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 home games and have covered in 40 of their last 59 games coming off a loss.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -5