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Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks: Prediction and Betting Tips
Confidence is high with the Clippers after tying the series 2-2
Many factors have come to place and allowed the Clippers back in the series after looking down and out in the first two games. Firstly, two-time NBA champion Kawhi Leonard had great third and fourth games offensively scoring 36 and 29 points respectively. Secondly, Reggie Jackson had a major role as well in the last two games after starting both games and scoring seven three-pointers in total.
Fast breaks have been key for coach Tyronn Lue’s team scoring seven out of nine opportunities. One of the best shooters in the NBA Paul George has also raised his form and contributed with 20 and 20 points in both games. The Clippers look sharp and coach Lue has steadied the ship, they need to keep going and win the fifth at the Staples Center.
More help needed from the Mavericks Players to assist Luka Doncic
The Mavericks have been relying heavily on Luka Doncic in the series as the Slovenian has been the best player on his team so far in the first three games. Doncic was averaging 35 points per game in the first three games but a neck injury limited his capabilities in game four which resulted in a drop in performance and ended the game with just 19 points.
Coach Rick Carlisle and Doncic need the help of the rest of the team if they want to get back ahead in the series. Players like Tim Hardaway Jr. Kristaps Porzingis and B.Marjanovic need to step up and have a better contribution in game five, especially from long distance as the Mavericks made just 5-20 shots from the arc in game four.
- The Clippers are averaging 112 points per game in the playoffs
- LA Clippers are scoring 50.8% of their shots in the playoffs
- The Clippers have won the first half in three of the four matches in the series
- The Mavericks are shooting 46.5% from the field
- Luka Doncic is averaging 33 points per game in the series
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction
The Clippers look to be in a better position mentally after dominating games three and four. From the Clippers’ point of view, coach Tyronn Lue will be happy with his team’s performance in the last two games and will hope the improvement he has seen in his team will continue.
The Mavericks, on the other hand, need to have a healthy Luka Doncic as the 22-year-old has been the focal point of the first two wins of the series and neck injury had restricted his movement in the fourth.
We had correctly predicted a Clippers win in game three despite losing their opening two games in LA, for this game we think a lot is dependant on Doncic’s injury level so will back the outcome of the first half of this match.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Tips
1st half result LA Clippers 1.50 at Vbet
Under 219.5 Points 1.72 at Vbet
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