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Mavericks vs Clippers Game 2 Odds & Betting Preview

  • The No. 2 Mavericks vs No. 7 Clippers odds are favoring Los Angeles -260 on the money line
  • Game 2 of the Mavericks vs Clippers will take place Wednesday 8/19
  • Scroll down for an in-depth look at this Western Conference First Round playoff series 

Mavericks vs Clippers Game 2 Betting Preview

Game 2 of the Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers First-Round series will take place Wednesday night. The Clippers managed to take Game 1 by a score of 118-110 and are heavy favorites ahead of Wednesday’s match.

So who should sportsbook betting fans take in Game 2 of this Western Conference series? 

Leonard shoots against Kleber during the Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA playoffs series
Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers shoots against Maxi Kleber of the Dallas Mavericks during the Clippers vs Mavericks NBA playoffs series Image via Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Below we’ll be answering this question by taking a statistical look at this contest. Specifically, we’ll be going over the schedule, stats, injuries, and, of course, the NBA odds. You can stay up to date on this year’s playoffs by checking out our  NBA betting page.

First Round Series Schedule | Mavericks vs Clippers

Date

Match

Time

Broadcast

Game 1 | Monday, Aug. 17 Mavericks vs Clippers 118-110 LAC ESPN
Game 2 | Wednesday, Aug. 19 Mavericks vs Clippers 9:00 p.m. ET ESPN
Game 3 | Friday, Aug. 21 Clippers vs Mavericks 9:00 p.m. ET TNT
Game 4 | Sunday, Aug. 23 Clippers vs Mavericks 3:30p.m. ET  ABC
Game 5 | Tuesday, Aug. 25 Mavericks vs Clippers TBD TNT/NBA TV 
Game 6 | Thursday, Aug. 27 Clippers vs Mavericks TBD ESPN
Game 7 | Saturday, Aug. 29 Mavericks vs Clippers TBD TNT

This past NBA season, the Mavs and Clippers faced off a total of three times, with Los Angeles winning all three matches. Additionally, the Clippers outscored Dallas 350-317 through those three games. Clearly, the Clippers have the Mavs’ number. 

So does this mean that Los Angeles is the way to go in this Game 2 matchup? 

Judging from both the regular season and Game 1 results, it’s apparent that they are. Check out both sides’ regular season and playoff stats down below as well as the Game 2 NBA odds

Regular Season Stats

NBA fans can check out the regular season stats for this Mavericks vs Clippers game below. These numbers will help demonstrate what these teams are capable of in the long run. They should also help you hone in on the perfect bet for Game 2 of this series. 

Mavericks 

Clippers 

Offensive Comparison 

Interestingly enough, these two teams put up similar numbers during the regular season. The Mavericks ranked 3rd in points per game (PPG) while the Clippers ranked 4th in PPG. In rebounds per game, Los Angeles ranked 3rd in the NBA while Dallas settled in at No. 4. Despite these similar numbers, Dallas has been unable to scrape together a win against LAC. There’s no reason to expect them to do so in Game 2. 

Defensive Comparison

Once again, these two teams put up similar stats. The Clippers gave up fewer points per game and managed to get more steals per game. 

Playoffs Stats Thus Far

The NBA playoffs have barely just begun. Still, these stats can help you size up each side’s abilities ahead of this Game 2 contest. 

Game 1 Recap

As aforementioned, Game 1 went to the Clippers 118-110. The stats above tell the story. Leonard led the way in scoring for the Clippers, finishing the night with 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists. Marcus Morris Sr. was second in scoring for Los Angeles. The power forward finished Game 1 with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. 

Although the Clippers won the match, Dallas got the lead early in the match. The Mavs outscored LAC 38-34 in the first and were up 69-66 at the half. However, a brutal third-quarter saw Los Angeles hold Dallas to thirteen points. This ultimately paved the way for a Clippers win.

Luka Doncic was the driving force behind Dallas in Game 1. Doncic played 38 minutes and finished with a whopping 42 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds. 

Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Injuries 

The Mavs have their fair share of injury problems while the Clippers appear to come in with a clean bill of health. Most notable on Dallas’ IR is Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic, who are both listed as questionable ahead of Wednesday’s match. 

Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Lines

Here NBA bettors can check out the most important betting lines for Game 2 of this series. We’ll also be covering other pertinent betting lines such as the NBA championship odds, NBA series prices, and even some NBA prop lines

Odds as of 8/19

Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

Betting Line Team Odds

Spread Totals Money-Line

Game 2 Odds

Dallas Mavericks +6 -110 230  -110 O +220
Los Angeles Clippers -6 -110 230  -110 U -260

NBA Series Prices

Dallas Mavericks

+800
Los Angeles Clippers

-1400

NBA Conference Odds

Dallas Mavericks

+2600
Los Angeles Clippers

+115

NBA Championship Odds

Dallas Mavericks

+8000
Los Angeles Clippers

+225

Game 2 Prediction: 117-109

The Mavericks vs Clippers odds are favoring Los Angeles heavily in Game 2 because it’s clear they’ll be winning this playoff match. All season long Los Angeles has gotten the better of Dallas and there’s no reason to expect anything different on Wednesday. Not in the sheltered environment provided by the NBA bubble. We can expect LAC to come out in full force and take Game 2. I’m expecting another lopsided win for Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers, with LAC covering the spread and the totals line going under. 

Check out the prop betting lines for this matchup down below. Click here to make your Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Game 2 bets!

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