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2021 NBA Handicapping
(27-30) LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks (33-23)
Date: Saturday, February 12th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers +268 | Mavericks -291 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -7
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
Saturday, February 12th finds the LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks playing for the fourth and final time this season. The Clippers won 97-91 on November 21st while the Mavericks won 112-104 on November 23rd.
The teams are playing two consecutive games against each other to finish the season series and in the first of the two played on Thursday the Mavericks won 112-105.
Last season, the squads played three times with Dallas winning two of the three contests. The Mavericks hold the advantage all-time having won 97 times of the club’s 165 meetings.
The moves the Clippers made at the deadline were more about next year as it’s looking more and more likely that neither Kawhi Leonard or Paul George will return this season.
They have nothing to lose by trying to get into the play-in tournament because the Thunder won their draft pick anyway.
Therefore head coach Ty Lue can use this time to get his team buying into his schemes improving their defense and for the players who’ll play smaller roles when the stars return experience.
In the first match versus the Mavericks, Marcus Morris Sr. let his team in scoring with 21 points. New Clipper Norman Powell continued to thrive offering 19 points, six rebounds, and six assists.
Reggie Jackson (18), Terance Mann (13), and Nic Batum (10) were the other double-digit scorers.
Norman Powell (toe), Rodney Hood (newly acquired), and Semi Ojeleye (newly acquired) are all questionable for Saturday. Jason Preston (foot), Paul George (elbow), and Kawhi Leonard (knee) are out indefinitely. Jay Scrubb (toe) is out for the season.
There seems to be something about the Clippers that brings out the best in Luka Doncic who started the game on fire and never cooled off.
Doncic scored 28 points in the first quarter alone finishing with 51 points, nine rebounds, six assists, a steal, and a block. It was an efficient night as well as he shot 17 of 26 including 7 of 14 from the perimeter.
The trio of Dorian Finney-Smith (12), Jalen Brunson (11), and Reggie Bullock (11) were the other double-figure scorers. It was a good week for Finney-Smith who finalized a four-year contract extension.
Although the exact amount has yet to be confirmed it’s thought to be approximately $55 million with a player option in the fourth year. This is a sign the Mavericks envision DFS as part of their long-term direction.
Spencer Dinwiddie (newly acquired) and Davis Bertans (newly acquired) are questionable for Saturday. Marquese Chriss (knee) is downgraded to out versus the Clippers. Tim Hardaway Jr. underwent surgery to repair a foot fracture and will be out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in their last 10 meetings against each other
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 matches versus each other
- The over/under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head matches
- The Clippers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Dallas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Clippers’ last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas’ last 9 games.
Free LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Typically teams playing consecutive games tend to split the decisions but the Clippers will need otherworldly efforts from Jackson, Mann, and Morris since Powell is questionable.
Luka could have an off night, but I’m not favoring it particularly against the Clippers. However, the last match was only won by seven points and it’s unlikely Luka will drop another 50, so he too will need help.
I like Dallas to win but the Clippers to come with a better effort so I’ll take the points and the Clippers.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers +7
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