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40-21 (19-10 V) LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks – (19-13 H)
Date: Monday, March 7, 2016
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: -110
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -4
NBA Betting Total: 210
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The Los Angeles Clippers have somehow, someway become one of the most dangerous teams in the NBA despite the absence of Blake Griffin. This team is coming off a loss at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks, but that doesn’t change the fact that it has established itself as a top-five team across the Association — even without its star power forward.
The Dallas Mavericks, although not on the same level as L.A., has found surprising success this season. Considered one of the biggest losers of the offseason after missing out on DeAndre Jordan and presumably overspending on Wesley Matthews, is looking like it’s going to make its third straight playoff appearance.
These teams tip off at American Airlines Center in Dallas at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, March 7.
The Los Angeles Clippers have found a solid balance between their offensive attack and their defensive presence this season.
They are sixth in points per game scored (104.8) and eighth in points per game allowed (100.3), and they’re also sixth in offensive efficiency and seventh in defensive efficiency, according to ESPN.com.
Despite L.A.’s solid record this season (good enough for fourth place out West), the team is just 30-28 against the spread. On the road this year, the Clippers are 15-12 ATS, and their ATS record in their last 10 is an even 5-5.
The Dallas Mavericks may not be as strong as the Clippers straight up, but their record ATS is far more impressive. Not surprisingly, this fits into the theme of Dallas exceeding the expectations that were placed upon them by fans, media and, yes, oddsmakers.
Also not so surprising is the fact that Dirk Nowitzki continues to lead this team. At 37 years old, the 7-footer should be slowing down, except for one simple fact: He’s remained mostly healthy throughout his career, and his game has never relied on extreme athleticism.
If you think about other 7-footers (let’s say DeAndre Jordan), when the athleticism goes, what’s going to be left? His shot? Not a chance.
Nowitzki has continued to be the greatest 7-foot shooter the league has ever seen, which is why Dallas continues to fight during times of growth, adversity and rebuilding.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks Prediction
As strong as the Mavericks have played this year, the Clippers are another beast.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers -4
The Mavericks and their fans have an obvious extra level of motivation with DeAndre Jordan coming to town, but the Clippers should be locked in with the postseason around the corner and the Oklahoma City Thunder barely ahead of them for the third seed in the Western Conference.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 103 – Mavericks 97
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