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Mavericks vs. Clippers – NBA Playoffs Game 2 Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers NBA Playoffs Game 2 betting odds

Dallas has one of the NBA’s emerging superstars.  Namely, Luka Doncic has jumpstarted the Mavericks franchise.  Dallas is back into the NBA Playoffs far sooner than expected.  Doncic is a bona fide NBA All-Star with considerable upside.  Problematic for their 2020 prospects is a lack of supporting cast.  Second choice in the Western Conference are the Clippers.  LA has the NBA betting advantage of a complete cast.  Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Lou Williams keep defenses honest.  Late results are indicative of a bona fide NBA contender.  Dallas faces a stark challenge and public perception.

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers – Game 2 Information

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Advent Health Arena, Orlando, Florida
TV Coverage: TNT

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers Betting Odds

Mavericks +6 (-110) 230 (-110) +230
Clippers -6 (-110) 230 (-110) -270
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Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers CashBet Wagering Analysis

Dallas has been gushing red ink heading into the postseason.  For instance, the Mavericks have covered only two of their last 10 games.  This has added to the Clippers appeal with top online sportsbook gamblers.  LA was already a favorite.  It is true that a lot of casual money is on the Clippers.  Could this leave a potential opening for the Mavericks?  Can Doncic sneak Dallas through the back door?  Identical to that are concerns of potential Clippers overlay.  Such is the handicapper balancing act.

Clippers Win Game 1

The first game of this series went to the Clippers 118-110.  LA covered the 6.5-point spread as the game went under 230.5.  Concurrently Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 42 points in the loss.  Dallas’s next bet scorer was Tim Hardaway Jr. with 18 points.  Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 29 points and 12 rebounds.  However, Leonard had help that Doncic lacked.  Paul George scored 27 for the Clippers.  LA forced a +9-turnover margin in the win.

Doncic Can’t Cover for Mavericks Empty Guns

Fashion that the Mavericks have shown terrible recent betting on NBA value.  Dallas has covered only two of their last 10 games.  Three of their last four went over the total.  NBA metrics have the Mavericks ranked third for offense but 16th for points allowed.  For all that regular-season success these Orlando Bubble results are a turn-off.  Public betting factors are always fickle.  A cold team facing the popular Clippers will get limited support.  Oddsmakers and sharps know this.  Even though recent results are bad Dallas may get enhanced value.

Clippers Making Bank Even with Public Support

Late on the Clippers have gotten the money in seven of their last nine games.  Five of their last six games went over the total.  LA boasts the NBA’s fourth-ranked offense.  Of great concern is a defense ranked 13th for points allowed.  That defense is what has some gambles concerned about back door covers.  Especially against a betting on basketball scoring asset such as Doncic.  Laying points with a defense so leaky make gamblers nervous.

Dallas Mavericks and LA Clippers Head to Head with Spread

Dallas has not brought reliable wagering value as a dog.  To illuminate the Mavericks have covered five of their last 14 as dogs.  Eight of their last 11 at plus points went over the total.  Dallas has paid in only seven of their last 20 as dogs to LA.  Just two of their last eight in that role went under the number.  In contrast, the Clippers are 10-4 against the spread as chalk.  Five of their last seven as favorites went over the total.

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers CashBet Free Pick

In this situation, the Mavericks lack of defense has already proven to be a basketball betting liability.  And then there is the depth factor that favors the Clippers as well.  Doncic is great but he is not nearly enough.  Kawhi Leonard has the additional help that Doncic lacks.  As mentioned earlier the Clippers have been far more profitable.

Mavericks vs. Clippers CashBet Best Bet: 

LA Clippers


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