The Los Angeles Clippers will hit the floor running against the visiting Dallas Mavericks tonight, looking to bolster their record and bolster betting bankrolls in the process.
Dallas is 2-1 in their last three, following a disappointing loss to Denver with a nail-biting victory against the Trail Blazers. However the 8th seed in the Western Conference is likely to be around a .500 basketball team. In order for Dallas to climb out of their horrendous early season play and reach 41-41, they’d have to win 73 percent of their remaining games (33-12), which translates to a 60-win pace. This is not a 60-win team. The Clippers however, come close to that figure every season, and they are favorites against Dallas tonight.
The Dallas Mavericks are one if not one of the best teams in the NBA, but not at winning as they have an 8-21 record, but betting against as opposing teams have cleared the spread 16 times this season. On the other hand, the Clippers are almost perfect this season and are getting a completely opposite look at the season as the Mavericks. The Clippers stand their ground looking at a 21-8 season and almost perfect in every aspect going 7-3 in the last 10 and 10-4 at home. Tonight, both teams will go into a clash that will be far one sided.
The Mavericks are doing just about everything they can to lose games this season, they are averaging 94.2 points per game this season. The defense has allowed teams to score an average of 100 points per game this season. Despite this, the Mavericks have a lot of light from Harrison Barnes who is scoring an average of 20.4 points per game, followed by Andrew Bogut who is getting 10.3 rebounds per game.
On the other hand, the Clippers are being a great offensive and defensive team, with Blake Griffin leading the pack with 21.2 points per game, followed by Chris Paul with 17.6 points per game and J.J. Reddick with 15.5 points per game. DeAndre Jordan also has his share on the team with 13 rebounds per game. Chris Paul, on the other hand, is doing far more than scoring points as he is also sparking the offense with 9.8 assists per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-8 so far on the NBA season, and 15-15 ATS vs. the spread betting line. The Dallas Mavericks, meanwhile, are 8-21 and 13-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 20-10 and the Mavericks go 13-16 on the total.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Los Angeles Clippers) and the No. 20 (Mavericks) teams in the league.
Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles’s No. 5-ranked offense (109.8 PPG) against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 6 at 100.03 PPG. The Los Angeles Clippers have averaged 46.97% from the field per game, more than the Dallas Mavericks have managed so far this NBA season (42.65% on average). HeritageSports.eu has the best betting odds on tonight’s NBA Clippers vs. Mavericks