NBA picks and parlays for Aug 25: Count out the Clippers?
It’s time to break down the NBA picks and parlays for Aug 25 and this is going to be different from the picks we have done in the past. This is because we are only going to give extra attention to one game. The Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers will face off in game 5 and we can only hope that it is as good as the last game. Just in case you missed the thrilling finish, the highlights are worth watching.
NBA Betting Consensus
The public loves a good story and Luka Doncic is a good story. His game-winning deep shot inspired basketball bettors to think twice before betting against Dallas. The public still favors the Clippers, but not as much as they normally do. In the past, the Clippers attract around 70% of the wagers, but that number is down to 58% favoring LA.
Daily NBA Picks
Here our best bets for today in the NBA playoffs. All point-spreads are taken from our top sportsbooks.
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Clippers -6 [BET NOW]
The Clippers have to be reeling from the game four losing effort. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are basking in the glow of a historic win for this franchise. The difference is that the Clippers have veterans and leadership that will be able to focus on the next game and not the one that they just played. The Mavericks still have to be concerned with the injury to Kristaps Porzingis, a player that averages over 20 points in this series. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight-up win and they will lose this game.
Dallas’ Kristaps Porzingis (knee) has been listed as OUT for tonight’s Game 5 against the Clippers
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 25, 2020
Mavericks vs Clippers Under 237 [BET NOW]
After a game where the teams combined to score over 260 points, it is difficult to look for a low scoring game when these two teams take the floor but think again. Doncic posted a triple-double in the big win, but for as good as he is, that will be hard to reproduce. Doc Rivers is an excellent coach and there will be defensive adjustments in place before this game tips-off. The Clippers will respond with a better defense and deliver a low scoring game after giving up a big number of points. This trend highlights that effort. The under is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game. This will be close but will finish under the total.
Daily NBA Parlay
We are not going to completely ignore game 5 with the Jazz and the Nuggets. It is time to highlight the other game in the west for the daily parlay.
Here is the parlay to bet for tonight.
Jazz AND Nuggets / Jazz over [BET NOW]
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The Jazz has dominated this series and it should already be over. A Utah collapse in overtime of game one is the only reason that the Nuggets still have a chance to play game 5. The Jazz still won the game although they played horribly on defense. The Jazz allowed the Nuggets to score 136 points per 100 possessions in Game 4 and did a bad job of getting turnovers. The Jazz will not repeat that performance in the elimination game. They are well-coached and much better defensively. The over is 19-9-1 in Jazz last 29 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game. Jazz will score early and often.
All eyes are on Donovan Mitchell vs Jamal Murray, but as we mentioned before, the Nuggets do not play defense. The Nuggets are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 Conference Quarterfinals games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game. Since NBA series went to best-of-seven, only 11 teams have ever come back from a 3-1 deficit and it won’t happen tonight. The Nuggets allow another 130+ scoring night to the Jazz and get blown out. Take the Jazz and the over on the NBA betting total.
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