Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds: NBA Playoffs Betting Preview 

Everything you need to know about the Mavericks vs. Clippers NBA Playoffs series
Kyle Newman
Fri, May 21, 6:51 AM EDT

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds: NBA Playoffs Betting Preview 

There isn’t much indecision here from Oddsmakers. They have a favorite and they don’t believe this series is going to be particularly close, according to Mavericks vs. Clippers odds.

Oddsmakers don’t seem to care about the duo of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. The Clippers, led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, are just going to be too much for them, at least that’s the thought process. Perhaps it’s a lasting effect from the Clippers knocking off the Mavericks in last year’s playoff. Whatever the case, oddsmakers don’t see this series as much more than a walkover for the Clippers.

The X-Factor in this series will likely be the familiarity of the two teams. They met in the playoffs last year and then 3 more times in the regular season this year. These two teams should know each other inside and out, which should make this series a fight even if oddsmakers don’t agree.

View odds for the matchup here.

Mavericks vs. Clippers Betting Odds

The Clippers are given -350 odds, or an implied 77.8% chance to win the series. Meanwhile the Mavericks are given +300 odds or an implied 25% chance to pull off the upset. Bettors see things similarly, as 77.8% of bets over the last 24 hours have been placed on the Clippers and only 22.2% on the Mavericks.

Oddsmakers have the Clippers in 5 as the most likely scenario, giving it +250 odds or an implied 30.8% chance. Oddsmakers give every single scenario where the Clippers win better odds than any Mavericks scenario, this is the only round 1 matchup where that’s currently the case. The best odds the Mavericks have is +1000 or an implied 9.1% chance to win the series in either 6 or 7 games.

The Mavericks actually won the regular season series with suffocating defense. They held the Clippers to just 90.3 points per game during their 3 meetings. It helps that Doncic averaged 30.3 points per game in those 3 meetings as well.

Meanwhile, the Clippers don’t really have an excuse for their poor play. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George played in 2 of the 3 games and they went 1-1 in those games. Leonard averaged 21 points per game and George averaged 19.3. The Clippers stout defense was mostly there with the two in the lineup, but they just struggled to score.

Mavericks vs. Clippers Playoff Series Outcome Odds

Outcomes

Odds

Implied chance

Clippers in 5

+225

30.8%

Clippers in 6

+350

22.2%

Clippers in 7

+400

20%

Clippers in 4

+500

16.7%

Mavericks in 6

+1000

9.1%

Mavericks in 7

+1000

9.1%

Mavericks in 5

+2000

4.8%

Mavericks in 4

+4000

2.4%

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