The Clippers didn’t do themselves any favors in trying to advance to the Western Conference semifinals as they dropped Game 5 at home in an embarrassing 123-93 fashion. That was L.A.’s second loss on their own court of the series, so maybe heading on the road to Dallas is not a bad thing. The Mavs take a 3-2 lead into Friday night’s matchup as they try to punch their ticket to the next round and wrap up this best-of-seven series.

Before Betting on May 3 Clippers vs Mavericks

Los Angeles did get the Game 4 win on the road 116-111 behind 33 points each from Paul George and James Harden. Perhaps the single most important thing for Game 6 is a better performance from Harden, who was an abysmal 2-12 from the floor and 1-7 from three in Wednesday night’s loss.

Dallas will be able to close out this series if Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving continue their domination. Doncic is three rebounds and an assist away from three straight triple-doubles while Irving struggled in Game 5 but dropped 40 in Game 4. The Mavericks also had three players off their bench score 12+ points on Wednesday so they’re showing some nice depth.

Los Angeles vs Dallas Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline L.A. (3.70) | MAVS (1.31) 208 L.A. +8 (1.87) | MAVS -8 (1.95)
MyBookie L.A. (3.57) | MAVS (1.30) 208 L.A. +8 (1.91) | MAVS -8 (1.91)
BetUS L.A. (3.65) | MAVS (1.30) 208 L.A. +8 (1.90) | MAVS -8 (1.90) L.A. (3.70) | MAVS (1.31) 208 L.A. +8 (1.87) | MAVS -8 (1.95)
XBet L.A. (3.57) | MAVS (1.30) 208 L.A. +8 (1.91) | MAVS -8 (1.91)

May 3 Clippers vs Mavericks Prediction & Pick

The Clippers should get a much better performance from Harden on Friday night which would make the +8 point spread look a little on the high side. Los Angeles will be without Kawhi Leonard (knee) for the third straight game, but the Clippers are used to playing without him at this point. L.A. may not win this one outright, but they should do enough to keep the game within the points. 

Pick: Clippers +8