- The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead.
- The Mavericks are +125 underdogs in Game 6 of the series.
- No home team has won a game in the series yet - and the Mavs are at home.
LAS VEGAS - After the elimination of the Los Angeles Lakers in six games by the Phoenix Suns, all eyes turn to the other LA team that could be eliminated in six games this playoffs - the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers seemed to have turned their series against the Dallas Mavericks around, but an outrageous performance from Luka Doncic in Game 5 (he scored or assisted on 31 of the Mavericks’ 37 made baskets) took the Mavericks within one game of winning the series.
Now, the Clippers are going to have to win the next two games of the series, and while the online sportsbooks are somewhat confident in them, they’re not nearly as confident as they were before Game 5.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 6 Odds
- Los Angeles Clippers -145
- Dallas Mavericks +125
The Clippers are road favorites at -145 odds to win the game. So far in the series, no home team has won a game.
However, if this trend continues, the Clippers are going to lose the series, as the final game is at home for them.
In other words, they need to keep that trend going for this game, but break it in Game 7 if they want to win this series.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks Series Odds
- Los Angeles Clippers +135
- Dallas Mavericks -155
With Dallas only having to win one of the next two games, their odds to win the series are significantly higher than they were before Game 5.
In a series full of swings, this is certainly a notable one - the Clippers went from -400 to win the series before Game 5 to +135 to win the series after the loss.
Game 6 will carry with it swings of its own, as the pace and style of play will dictate what the odds look like throughout the game.
Sports bettors have to ask themselves if Luka can show up the way he did in Game 5, because if he can, and the Mavericks can put together the barest semblance of offense without him, they’re in a very good spot.