Perhaps its only fitting that one of the whackiest NBA Playoffs matchups in recent memory comes down to the two greatest words in sports: Game 7. After the Los Angeles Clippers survived on Friday, they will now host the Dallas Mavericks in a win-or-go-home affair on Sunday afternoon. This game marks the conclusion to the First Round of the postseason and will whittle the field down to eight teams. This NBA betting preview for the Mavericks vs Clippers NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 7 of this series.
Mavericks vs Clippers Game Info
NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals NBA Playoffs Game 7 (Series tied 3-3)
Dallas Mavericks (45-33, 24-15 Away) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (50-28, 26-13 Home)
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Start Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Venue: STAPLES Center
The Mavericks have now squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in this NBA betting series. The fact that they blew both on their home court makes it even more shocking. With road teams now winning all six games in this series, perhaps that is a good omen for Dallas ahead of Game 7. That said, winning a fourth consecutive game in STAPLES Center won’t be easy. It will likely take another heroic effort from Luka Doncic. After his monstrous Game 5, he nearly had another triple-double on Friday, finishing with 29 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds. Tim Hardway Jr. stepped up in the scoring column for the second straight game, finishing with 23 points. Two other Mavericks players reached double figures, but neither of them was named Kristaps Porzingis. The big man continues to struggle mightily.
Kawhi Leonard has built a case for being considered among the NBA’s greatest playoff performers of all time. He put the entire Clippers franchise on his back in Game 6. Facing elimination, Leonard dropped 45 points, while playing all but six minutes of the seven-point victory. Reggie Jackson came up huge once again for L.A., scoring 25 points, grabbing 9 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists. Paul George was also everywhere, finishing with 20 points, 13 boards and 6 assists. The Clippers are deserving NBA betting favorites for today’s decisive Game 7. Yet, the fact that they are yet to win on their home floor this postseason remains boggling. Perhaps they will finally put that narrative to rest on Sunday.
Mavericks vs Clippers NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: DAL: (+220) | LAC: (-275)
Spread: DAL: +6.5 (-110) | LAC: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 210.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Mavericks vs Clippers Betting Trends
- Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games as an NBA betting underdog.
- Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last five games when playing on one day’s rest.
- Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games as an NBA betting favorite.
- Under is 22-5 in the Mavericks’ last 27 games as a betting underdog.
- Under is 7-1-1 in the Clippers’ last nine home games.
- Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last four head-to-head matchups against the Clippers in Los Angeles.
Mavericks vs Clippers Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Los Angeles a 70.5% chance to win Game 7 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.