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NBA Picks Today (8/17/20) Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers – Game 1

Free NBA Picks on this 2020 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 1 between the Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers taking place on August 17, 2020.

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Sports Betting Preview on this 2020 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 1 matchup between the seventh seeded Dallas Mavericks vs second seeded Los Angeles Clippers. Tipoff is set for Monday, August 17 at 9pm et.

The Clippers are currently -6 point favorites at the -110 price and the over/under is at 230 points. The betting public has 76% of their money on the Clippers.

These two teams last met less then two weeks ago, where Los Angeles managed to shoot over 54% from the field and 45% from 3-point land, giving them the 126-111 win. Kawhi Leonard lead the way, scoring 29 points to go along with Paul George’s 24 points.

All eyes will be on the Mavericks, Luca Doncic, who has been playing lights-out in the Orlando bubble. He’s averaging almost a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 9.7 assists. His co-star Porzingis, who’s only played in 6 of these games, has also been impressive, averaging 30.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.

If they want to pull that huge first round upset against this defensive minded Clippers, then the rest of the team like Seth Curry, Tim Hardaway Jr and Trey Burke will need to step it up and give them a big offensive spark.

Dallas is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games this season and the total has gone over in 4 of the Mavericks last 5 games.

On the other side of the court, we have the Clippers Superstar, Kawhi Leonard who begins his pursuit of 3 NBA championships with three different teams. This journey will be quite different since he’ll be leading an LA team full of injury questions and no clear home court advantages in any series.

In the last 3 games, the Clippers have put up an average of 117 points and on defense gave up an average of 114.3 points per game. Los Angeles is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games and the total has gone over in 5 of the Clippers last 6 games.

Our numbers so the best opportunity to make money on this Mavericks/Clippers game is to go ahead and buy a point then roll with the Dallas Mavericks +7 at the -130 price.


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