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Clippers Odds to Win NBA Finals Skyrocket Following Game 5 Win Over Suns

Max Staley
Los Angeles Clippers odds to win the NBA Finals skyrocketed following their Game 5 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Los Angeles Clippers odds to win the NBA Finals skyrocketed following their Game 5 victory over the Phoenix Suns. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Clippers delivered one of the gutsiest performances of the season on Monday night. Facing elimination against the Phoenix Suns, Paul George and the Clips delivered a 116-102 victory on the road.

Los Angeles still has a ways to go, but the win has caused the Clips' NBA Finals odds to skyrocket, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Clippers NBA Finals Odds

Prior to Monday night, Los Angeles was listed at +3200 to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But after the Game 5 victory, the Clippers are now available at +1100, trailing the Milwaukee Bucks (-115) and Suns (+145).

Of course, the Clips still have a long way to go if they want to cash that bet. LA trails Phoenix, 3-2, in the series and superstar Kawhi Leonard does not look particularly close to a return.

His absence will keep the pressure on George, who has been magnificent this postseason. The seven-time All-Star has scored at least 20 points in each of his 18 playoff appearances thus far, making him the fourth player in NBA history to accomplish that feat. The other three to do so are Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant.

Facing elimination once again on Wednesday night, George's ascendance makes the Clippers an intriguing dark-horse bet.

But if Kawhi can get healthy, this team would be a lot more than just intriguing.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.