Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks will look to extend their winning ways when they host Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers in the only game on the NBA docket on Tuesday night. While the Clippers have battled a bunch of injuries and load management all season, the Mavs are relatively healthy and have been one of the most pleasant surprises in the league this season. With both teams going all-out for the win, lets find out which one is offering the best value against their NBA odds.
Clippers vs Mavericks 2020 NBA Odds, Preview & Prediction
- When: Tuesday January 21, 2020, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- TV: NBATV, FSSW, FSPrime
- Radio: Los Angeles / Dallas
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Dallas -1 / Total: 229
Why Bet On The LA Clippers?
The best reasons to bet on Los Angeles is because they’re playing solid basketball and looking to improve as we head further into the second half of the regular season. LA has won three straight and comes into this one off a hard-fought 133-130 win over New Orleans on Saturday.
Superstar forward Kawhi Leonard had a stupendous game with 39 points, six rebounds and six assists while shooting 15 for 28 from the field. Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams added 32 points off the bench while draining 14 of 15 free throws. The Clippers shut down the Pelicans in the game’s final quarter to get the win.
“Clearly, the defense didn’t wake up for either team,” coach Doc Rivers told reporters. “It was one of those games where, at halftime, I said, ‘Guys, first team that plays any defense will win this game.’ We played defense in the fourth. That’s why we won.”
Leonard is averaging 36 points per game on a blistering 55.8 percent shooting mark from the field over his last five games, all of which have come without fellow star Paul George (hamstring) on the court. Los Angeles ranks a stellar fourth in scoring (116.2 ppg) and 14th in points allowed (109.6 ppg). The Clippers have gone 11-9 on the road this season.
- Average Score For: 116.19
- Field Goals: 46.53%
- Three Points: 35.92%
- Free Throws: 78.53%
- Rebounds: 48.05
- Average Score Against: 109.60
- Field Goals: 43.94%
- Three Points: 34.49%
- Free Throws: 76.15%
- Rebounds: 45.19
Why Bet On Dallas?
The best reasons to back the Mavs are because they’re playing great basketball right now and have been surprisingly competitive this season against everyone. Dallas has won four straight and comes into this matchup off a solid 120-112 win over Portland on Friday. Second-year superstar forward Luka Doncic continued his surprising MVP contending campaign by putting up 35 points, seven assists and eight rebounds while draining a career-high eight three-pointers in the win.
“We were locked in at the end of the game,” Doncic told reporters.
Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 points in the win while making five of eight from beyond the arc. Dallas has gone 13-10 at home this season.
- Average Score For: 116.67
- Field Goals: 46.31%
- Three Points: 36.41%
- Free Throws: 77.26%
- Rebounds: 47.60
- Average Score Against: 109.36
- Field Goals: 45.12%
- Three Points: 33.50%
- Free Throws: 76.50%
- Rebounds: 44.93
NBA Betting Trends for Clippers vs Mavericks
- Clippers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
- Clippers are 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division
- Dallas are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games played on a Tuesday
- Dallas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas’ last 9 games
Clippers vs Mavericks Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know the Dallas Mavericks are playing at home and have a blossoming MVP-caliber star leading them these days, but the Los Angeles Clippers have an even more formidable superstar taking over lately in Kawhi Leonard and I believe LA wants to send a message to Dallas should they meet in the playoffs.
The Clippers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest. Conversely, Dallas has gone 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a winning road record. Despite their uninspiring 1-4 ATS mark in their last five road dates against the Mavs, I like Leonard and the Clippers to get it done in this one as a surprising road dog.
Pick: LA Clippers 117 Dallas 112