DFS Picks, Odds As Clippers And Lakers Seek Crucial Game 5 Wins

Posted on August 25, 2020

On Tuesday and Wednesday night, the Clippers and Lakers could push closer toward an all-Los Angeles Western Conference Final series in the NBA Playoffs.

The Clippers are tied 2-2 in their matchup with the Dallas Mavericks, while the Lakers can eliminate the Portland Trail Blazers in their game five matchup with a 3-1 lead.

DraftKings and FanDuel have some great fantasy contests that players in both games are eligible for. Because of the importance of these games for both teams, bettors can count on each Los Angeles squad putting forth their best efforts as well.

NBA Playoff DFS contests for Clippers, Lakers games

Both DraftKings and FanDuel offer a diverse menu of daily fantasy sports contests for both games. At DraftKings, those include the classic salary-cap along with single-game captain modes.

FanDuel offers those types of games as well, plus a new snake draft mode. Here are the prices on Clippers players for the fifth game of their series with the Dallas Mavericks, set for 6 p.m. PT on Tuesday. The game will be aired on TNT.

PlayerDraftKings PriceFanDuel Price
Kawhi Leonard$10,000$10,400
Paul George$8,200$7,500
Lou Williams$6,400$6,200
Marcus Morris$5,600$5,300
Ivica Zubac$4,300$4,600
Reggie Jackson$3,700$4,200
Patrick Beverley$3,600$4,300
Landry Shamet$3,600$4,100
JaMychal Green$3,200$3,700

It’s been hard to not roster Leonard despite his price tag, as he comes into Tuesday night averaging 57.5 fantasy points per game. The problem with doing so, however, is that pick automatically makes it more difficult to differentiate your roster.

Williams might be an option for that, however. He has actually outproduced Paul George in terms of average fantasy points per game so far in the playoffs, and done so for a cheaper price.

Zubac continues to provide great value if you want to spend elsewhere as well. He’s averaging over 20 fantasy points per night, which in just around 10 minutes on the court, makes him worth the current price.

As far as Wednesday night’s game five for the Lakers goes, center may not be the place to skimp. Anthony Davis has performed well so far this postseason, averaging 53.5 fantasy points per game. Here are more Lakers DFS prices.

PlayerDraftKings PriceFanDuel Price
LeBron James$10,700$11,100
Anthony Davis$10,500$10,900
Kyle Kuzma$6,400$6,700
Alex Caruso$4,300$4,600
Dwight Howard$3,700$3,900
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope$3,600$3,800
JaVale McGee$3,400$3,600
Talen Horton-Tucker$3,300$3,600
Danny Green$3,200$3,400

On the sports betting side, traveling to Nevada or Oregon presents some opportunities for Californians. Sportsbooks like BetMGM and Oregon Scoreboard look favorably upon the Los Angeles teams in the fifth games of their series.

Odds for each team’s game five

While the Clippers look to take a 3-2 lead in their series Tuesday, the Lakers can close out the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT on TNT. Sportsbooks like them to do so.

While online sports betting remains illegal in California, residents can travel to Las Vegas or cross the border into Oregon to place bets. Oregon Scoreboard has the Clippers a -280 favorite to win game five on Tuesday.

The spread on the Clippers for game five at Scoreboard right now is -6.5 (-110). The total is 235, with the odds at -110 on both sides of the market.

Vegas books like BetMGM have an identical spread and total, but have the Clippers an even larger favorite at -278. The Lakers are a strong -770 favorite to clinch their series at BetMGM.

The spread on that game is also very generous, with the Lakers sitting -12.5 (110). The total of 226.5, with the action sitting at -110 on either side, is in-step with previous totals in this series.

After Wednesday night, the Lakers could be in the Western Conference Semifinals with the Clippers just one win away. Regardless of who wins the games, Californians can be winners with the DFS values that LA players provide.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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