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(8-21) Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Clippers (22-8)
Date: Friday December 22
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA
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Well, here come the Mavs! Well, maybe not, as they are tied with the Suns for the fewest wins in the league, but they have won 2 of their last 3 games.
They may have Dirk Nowitzki back in this game after missing most of the season with an Achilles injury, but J.J. Barea was recently shelved indefinitely after getting pulled in only his 2nd game back after missing most of the season with an injured calf.
No Griffin, no problem, as the Clippers got a huge win in their last game facing the San Antonio Spurs even without leading scorer Blake Griffin, who is out for several weeks with a shoulder injury.
L.A. has won 6 o of their last 8 games including the 2.
In their last games the Clippers beat the Spurs 106-101 and the Mavs beat the Portland Trailblazers 96-95.
The Mavs rank dead last in the league in points per game, but a solid 6th in opponents’ points per game.
Obviously, with their less than dynamic offense the Mavs need to rely on their D to win and in winning 2 of their last 3 games they have given up 95 and 79 points respectively. In their only loss in their last 3 games they gave up 117 points.
In their win over the Blazers the Mavs shot a lower FG% and were cold from beyond the 3-t arc, but they outscored the Blazers 62-38 in the first half and they forced 17 turnovers.
In the Blazers win Harrison Barnes and Deron Williams both had big games and combined for 51 points. Wesley Mathews did go for 16 points, but was only 6/16 from the floor and he missed 6 of his 7 3-pointers.
The Mavs would love to see Dirk back on the court and while they have 6 players that are averaging in double figures 2 of them are the big German and Barea.
The Mavs are only 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games facing the Clippers.
The Mavs win over the Blazers was only their 2nd road win of the season (2-13).
The Clippers are a balanced team that ranks 5th in the league in points per game and 7th in opponents’ points per game.
In the big win over the Spurs in their last game the Clippers shot 46.4% from the floor, but one of the main reasons they won in is their D, which held San Antonio to only 40.2% shooting.
Chris Paul was solid in the win over the Spurs and he was the high scorer for the team with 19 points. Without Griffin other players stepped up and the bench was HUGE in the game, as they had 3 players go in double figures and as a whole they combined for 58 points.
Earlier this season in the Big D the Clippers crushed the Mavs winning 124-104.
The Clippers are 11-4 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DAL is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- DAL is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- DAL is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Pacific.
- LA is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
- LA is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- LA is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Clippers have won 2 in a row with their star FW out, as they have played different on offense and it has been working.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers
They will win this game, but Dallas has some confidence and they will at least cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 101 – Mavericks 97
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