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2021 NBA Handicapping
(26-14) Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks (20-18)
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers -135 | Mavericks +125
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 226.5
On Wednesday, March 17th, the Los Angeles Clippers meet the Dallas Mavericks for the third time this season and second contest in three days. Dallas won the initial December 27th match, 124-73 while the Clippers won the March 15th contest 109-99.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Clippers sweeping the season series. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having won 94 matches of the 161 played.
Los Angeles Clippers
When your superstar who never talks suddenly speaks up to say he’s concerned about effort and the fact your team doesn’t play with consistency the team better respond.
Kawhi Leonard made that little rant following an embarrassing 115-135 loss to the Pelicans so it was assumed LA would be fired up to play the Mavericks despite it being the second game of a back-to-back set.
The thing is Leonard is a master at letting his actions speak so it wasn’t surprising he led the way with 22 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and four steals.
Ivica Zubac subbing in for the injured Serge Ibaka stepped up delivering a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Paul George dropped 15 points as one of seven players to reach double-figure scores. Joining the prior trio were Marcus Morris Sr. (14), Nicolas Batum (14), Reggie Jackson (12), and Patrick Patterson (12).
Serge Ibaka (back) is questionable while Patrick Beverley didn’t make the three-game road trip because of right knee soreness.
The Mavericks have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA of late. Including the loss to the Clippers on Sunday the Mavs are 11-4 through the last 15 games.
It sort of felt like this would be a tough game to prepare for given how motivated Leonard was entering this match. If you’re his teammate there’s no way you fail to bring effort, especially with the trade deadline so close.
Regardless, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis continued their offensive assault but needed more support from the Mavs’ others.
Doncic registered his ninth triple-double with 25 points, 16 assists, and 10 rebounds. Porzingis produced 22 points along with seven rebounds while Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 as the only other double-figure contributor.
James Johnson (health and safety protocols) is out while Dwight Powell who missed the last game due to illness is questionable..
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone under in 8 of the Mavericks’ last 10 games.
- Clippers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Mavericks are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games
Free Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Although everyone knows the two LA clubs have a rivalry the Mavericks may be gaining ground. Last season the Clippers sent the Mavericks out in the first round but it took six games and one game lost due to a bad call.
This season the Mavericks roasted LA in the clubs’ first meeting winning by 51 points and now LA has evened the series winning an important on tired legs.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
Tonight’s game will determine who wins the season series between the team and could factor with tiebreakers at season end.
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