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Clippers vs Mavericks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks
  • Where: Dallas at American Airlines Center
  • Date: Sunday, January 22nd
  • Betting Odds DAL -1.5, LAC +103 | DAL -124 O/U 224.0

The Clippers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 24-24. So far, the team has gone 22-25-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Los Angeles has an overall record of 1-2, including going 0-3 against the spread.

Los Angeles is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Spurs. Going into the game, they were 7 point favorites against the spread. Their 131-126 victory was not enough to cover. Los Angeles actually trailed the Spurs by 7 before putting themselves on top with a strong 3rd quarter performance. Going into the final period, the team led by 3. In the win, Kawhi Leonard led the team in scoring with 36 points on a field goal percentage of 72.2%.

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So far, the Mavericks have put together an overall record of 25-22, while going 16-29-2 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Dallas has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

The Mavericks are coming off a 115-90 win over the Heat. This win came despite entering the game as the 2 point underdogs. Dallas put together a strong second half, as they only held a 9 point lead going into halftime. In the win, Luka Doncic led the team in scoring with 34 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Last year, the Clippers saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Mavericks, averaging 101.25 points per game. While the Clippers struggled on offense in the series, the Mavericks maintained their usual level of scoring at 103.0 vs Los Angeles. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Clippers hold the edge at 3-2. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just -1 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 209 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 48 games, the Clippers are averaging 109.7 points per contest, placing them 28th in the NBA. The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.5 made 3’s per game. If the Clippers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 97.4 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.

Defensively, the Clippers are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 108.39 points per contest (11th).

Small-Forward Paul George currently leads the Clippers at 23.2 points per game. For the season, he is 21st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, George is averaging 5.9 boards and 5.3 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 14th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Norman Powell enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 38 games, he is averaging 16.3 and is 108th in the league in player efficiency rating.

This season, the Dallas offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 112.9 points per game. The Mavericks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.8 made 3’s per game. Dallas is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 2nd in fewest turnovers per game.

Against the Clippers, the Mavericks will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 2nd ranked unit at 104.72 points per game.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Mavericks 2nd leading scorer, Christian Wood. In his 42 games, Wood is averaging 18.4 points per game while dishing out 1.7 assists and grabbing 8.4 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Luka Doncic, who leads the team and is 1st in the NBA at 33.7 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 49.7% of his field goal attempts while taking 27.3% of the team’s shots from the floor.

Clippers vs Mavericks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Clippers +1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 224.0


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