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Mavericks vs Clippers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers
  • Where: Los Angeles at Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th
  • Betting Odds LAC -7.5, DAL +243 | LAC -310 O/U OFF

The Mavericks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 29-26. So far, the team has gone 20-33-2 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Dallas is 3-0 vs the spread in these matchups.

The Mavericks are coming off a 124-111 win over the Jazz. This away win came despite entering the game as the 9 point underdogs. Although Dallas trailed the Jazz going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. In the win, Jaden Hardy led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.

So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 31-26, while going 29-27-1 vs the spread. In today’s game, Los Angeles will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 7.0 points.

Los Angeles is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Nets. Going into the game, they were 8 point favorites against the spread. Their 124-116 victory was not enough to cover. Los Angeles went into halftime with a narrow 2 point lead before being able to slightly add to that margin by the games end. Leading the team in scoring was Paul George, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.

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 Clippers have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 4 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 208 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Dallas offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 112.5 points per game. So far, the Mavericks are averaging 96.4 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Dallas is just 30th in shots made inside the arc.

Defensively, the Mavericks are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 104.72 points per contest (2nd).

Dallas will be relying on Kyrie Irving to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Los Angeles. Luka Doncic has been ruled out. So far this season, Doncic has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 33.4 points per game. Irving is 2nd on the team with 27.1 points per game, which places him 11.0th in the NBA. In 40 games, he has hit 48.6% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 5.1 rebounds per game.

For the season, the Clippers offensive unit is ranked just 27th in scoring at 111.2 points per contest. The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.6 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 13.5 turnovers per game.

So far, the Clippers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 11th in the league at 108.39 points per contest.

This season, the Clippers offense has primarily worked through Paul George and Norman Powell who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 40 games, George is 26th in the NBA at 23.4 points per game. So far, him and Powell have accounted for 34% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 40.099999999999994 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Norman Powell is grabbing 3.0 rebounds for Los Angeles to go along with 1.7 assists.

Mavericks vs Clippers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Mavericks +7.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF