When you have a season that encompasses 82 games, there are going to be losing streaks and periods of poor play for every team in the NBA. It is the ability to break out of those types of runs that will dictate which teams get into the playoffs at the end of the regular season. Over in the Western Conference, the LA Clippers are on one of those poor runs right now, with their lack of recent success sucking them down towards the tight battle going on at the playoff line.
The good news for the Clippers is that the race in the West is incredibly tight, so they can certainly start moving in the right direction quickly if they can break out of their current slump. They will head into Dallas on Tuesday night to face a slight NBA betting favorite Dallas Mavericks team that is sinking like a stone in a season that is really more about a farewell tour for Dirk Nowitzki than anything else. Dallas has had success at home versus the Clippers in recent seasons, so perhaps this may be an opportunity for them to break out of their current swoon.
Clippers vs Mavericks NBA Betting Lines & Game Preview
☑️ Play hard. ☑️ Play to win. ☑️ Play our way.Catch up on the best from last night’s W: https://t.co/UcJjZ0DDiY pic.twitter.com/3zeltpKtAG — LA Clippers (@LAClippers) 21 de enero de 2019
- When: Tuesday, January 22, 8:30 PM EST
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Dallas Mavericks -3 (Total 222)
Why bet on the LA Clippers?
The LA Clippers have slipped down to the #7 spot after enduring a 5-game losing skid that finally came to an end over the weekend with a very good road win over the San Antonio Spurs. The question now is whether they can parlay that performance into another win on the road against the Mavericks. Recent history is certainly not on their side here, as they have failed to pick up the win in each of their last 3 trips through Texas.
The Clippers are playing .500 ball on the road this season, but where we can see positive results is in games versus teams with a losing record, where LA have gone 12-7 thus far. LA are 12-10 ATS on the road this season and have covered in 2 of their last 3 games away from home.
- Total Score: 114.48
- Field Goal Percentage: 47.17
- Three-Point Percentage: 38.62
- Free Throw Percentage: 79.54
- Total Rebounds: 45.46
- Total Score: 114.17
- Field Goal Percentage: 45.57
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.74
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.08
- Total Rebounds: 45.96
Why bet on the Dallas Mavericks?
The Dallas Mavericks did spend some time above the playoff line this season, but that now seems like a million years ago, as they are now down near the bottom of the conference standings. As disappointing as they have been of late, this is still a team that is difficult to beat on their own court, with the Mavericks posting a 16-6 record in their own building.
They are on a poor run of form of late, though, losing 4 in a row and winning just 3 of their last 10 games. The Mavericks have split their 2 games with the Clippers this season, with their win coming at home, taking their run against the Clippers at home to 3 in a row. The Mavericks have been a decent ATS bet in their own building, going 15-7 this season.
- Total Score: 109.50
- Field Goal Percentage: 44.86
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.58
- Free Throw Percentage: 74.53
- Total Rebounds: 46.00
- Total Score: 109.72
- Field Goal Percentage: 46.10
- Three-Point Percentage: 34.74
- Free Throw Percentage: 77.03
- Total Rebounds: 43.85
Clippers vs Mavericks NBA Betting Trends
- LA is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- LA is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers last 6 games
- Dallas is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games at home
- Dallas is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Clippers vs Mavericks
Neither of these two teams is on a particularly good run of form right now, which is why I am looking at LA’s inability to get the job done in Dallas as the deciding factor here. Let’s go with the Mavericks to win.
Score: LA Clippers 106 – Dallas Mavericks 110