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Mavericks vs Clippers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers
- Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
- Date: Tuesday, January 10th
- Betting Odds LAC -3.5, DAL +134 | LAC -163 O/U OFF
So far, the Mavericks have put together an overall record of 23-18, while going 14-25-2 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Dallas is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
Not only did the Mavericks drop their last game to the Thunder. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 120-109 as 4 point underdogs. Dallas got off to a slow start, trailing by 14 points going into halftime. In the loss, Christian Wood led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 61.5%.
So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 21-21, while going 20-21-1 vs the spread. Los Angeles will take the court having lost 6 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -10.83 points per game.
The Clippers are coming off a dissappointing 112-108 loss to the Hawks. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 2 points. In the loss, Los Angeles got off to a slow start, trailing by 14 points going into halftime. In the loss, Kawhi Leonard led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 39.1%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Mavericks averaged 103.0 points per game vs the Clippers. While the Mavericks were able to maintain their usual level of production against Los Angeles, the Clippers averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 101.25. The level of competition has been tight in the 5 most recent games between Mavericks and Clippers with just 2 points per game separating the teams. Los Angeles has the ATS edge in this span at 3-2. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 204 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Dallas offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 112.4 points per game. So far, the Mavericks are averaging 96.6 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 30th in fields goals made per contest.
Defensively, the Mavericks are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 104.72 points per contest (2nd).
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Luka Doncic, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Doncic leads the team in scoring at 34.0 points per game while Wood is 2nd at 18.2. For the season, Doncic is 3rd in the NBA in usage rate and 6th in player efficiency. Behind him, Wood has taken 14.7% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 54.5%.
The Clippers come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 109.1 points per game. The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.4 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Los Angeles has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 14.5 turnovers per game.
Defensively, the Clippers are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 108.39 points per contest (11th).
Without Paul George, Los Angeles will need Marcus Morris Sr. to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Dallas today. This season, George leads the team in scoring with 23.7 points per game. Morris Sr. is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 13.3 points per game, which places him 114.0th in the NBA. In his 39 games, he has hit 44.0% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 4.9 rebounds per game.
Mavericks vs Clippers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Clippers -3.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF