The Los Angeles Clippers purposefully lost games to end the regular season in order to avoid the Lakers and set up a matchup with the Dallas Mavericks in the 4 vs. 5 series. But that plan has now backfired with the Clippers going down 2-0 following Dallas' win on Tuesday.
Oddsmakers are taking notice of the team's struggles against the Mavericks.
Clippers Finals Odds
After being +600 win the NBA championship entering the playoffs, the Clippers are now listed at +1600 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook to win the Finals. The drop-off from the third-best odds to middle of the pack demonstrates the doubts surrounding this team.
Mavs star Luka Doncic has been the story of this series, averaging 35.0 points, 9.0 assists and 8.5 rebounds over the first two games. The performances by supporting players like Tim Hardaway Jr. have given Doncic the help he needs while trying to pull off the upset.
Meanwhile, the Clippers' scoring from their supporting cast outside of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George hasn't been there, leading to LA's early series deficit.
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